This morning I was challenged about whether I expect good things in my day, or do I have an expectation of everything I undertake and do being hard all the time?
When we first wake up in the morning is our first thought “what good things does God have in store for me today to walk in and enjoy?” or is it “Okay what do I have to do today, and how hard is it going to be? “How much work will I have to do to get to the good things and breakthrough’s in my day?”
It may only be a slight difference in our mindset and perspective, but it makes a huge difference to our expectation, beliefs and consequently our faith stance.
God is good and He is ready and eagerly wanting to confirm His promises and love for us. Our salvation is not just a ticket to heaven, but denotes deliverance from oppression, poverty, sickness, danger, and anything else we need deliverance from. It also means “soundness, protection, liberty, health and restoration!
Psalm 103:105 states clearly God’s desire and heart is to daily pour out the benefits of our salvation upon us. Our job is to open up the door of our faith to receive each morning these benefits. They are ours, and we need to take them, because the devil will quite happily rob them from us if we let him. (John 10:10) If we don’t expect good things we will go about speaking lack, sickness, fear and therefore receive what we are saying in the negative, as we give the devil access and a right to steal our blessings and try and give us his rubbish instead. We curse ourselves with our own expectations and words.
God instead wants us to open up our lives and say “Good morning Lord, here I am, I’m remembering your benefits and I expect good things today. Pour them out on me.”
(Take a look what God’s Word says in Psalm 103:1-5)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1-5).
Today let’s make our perspective, expectation and words be not according to our fears, inadequacies and disappointments, but rather upon how good God is, and how much He loves and cares for us. When you wake up in the morning and all through your day expect God to pour out upon you all the benefits of healing, forgiveness, protection, safety, renewed strength and vitality, and your life being filled with good things.
Prayer: Lord I thank you for your benefits today and that you desire to bless me with good things because of your loving-kindness and mercy towards me. I expect and receive your benefits today and thank you for them in advance today. In Jesus Name Amen.