What are your expectations?

walkingwiththewise

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or
imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
Eph. 3:20

The prophet Isaiah reminds us to seek after a peaceful mind and spirit: “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Is. 26:3. If our minds are filled with negative thoughts and an outlook of defeat, we are bound to be in a state of mental unrest, even turmoil, and of course there can be no inner peace.

I believe there is much to be thankful for if you know Christ—especially if you live in America. Let’s remind ourselves that our great hopes and dreams can be realized in Christ Jesus. If you are living a small life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen. Confidently receive God’s abundant blessings. Do not think about the lack. Instead, think prosperity, abundance, and the best of everything. God wants to give us, His children, every good thing. Don’t hinder His generosity with self-pity and pessimism. Most of all, He wishes to fill us with His abundant love and peace. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 (NASB).

Let’s fix our minds and gaze upon the One who died on Calvary’s cross, accepting His great hope and peace. Let’s not de-value the suffering He went through by ignoring the comfort, love, and security He offers. Christ’s resurrection represents the new life we can experience when He is in control of our lives. He can guide and direct us only when we allow His affirming spirit to continually enter our lives. I’m so glad His goodness and faithfulness is not determined by the global economy, the cultural climate, or even our own best efforts, but rather, by His unconditional love, grace, and sacrifice. Now that’s truth!

Now go out and have an EPIC day today!!!

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