There is a lot of preparation to do with expectation.
We have an expectation to see the city won for Jesus. We have people at the front door is because we expect people to come. We expect new people. The band practices because we expect people to desire to worship.
It’s not the good old days. The best days are ahead. Expect the best in front of you.
Romans 4:18 Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!”
Abraham was totally expectant of what God would do.
Luke 3:15-16 Everyone was expecting the Messiah to come soon, and they were eager to know whether John might be the Messiah. John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Get expectant for Jesus.
Have an expectation when you pray.
Ephesians 1:20 All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.
What’s the main thing? The church. The church is going to show up at your work place and God will speak, act and fill everything through you.
Ephesians 1:16-22 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.
Expect to know Jesus
Don’t just know about Him. Know Him.
Who is Jesus to you?
Eyes to see
Get a new perspective. Gaze on Jesus and watch transformation happen in your life. Come with eyes to see Him.
Expect to live a life of calling
You have a life of calling. Expect the call to stir on your life.
You are called to a holy life.
Philippians 3:14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
Expect His power
Look for God’s power on your life. To help with situations.