WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING
Matthew 9:27-30 (TPT) As Jesus left the house, two blind men began following him, shouting out over and over, “Son of David, show us mercy and heal us!” And they followed him right into the house where Jesus was staying. So Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I have the power to restore sight to your eyes?” They replied, “Yes Lord, we believe!” Then Jesus put his hands over their eyes and said, “You will have what your faith expects!” And instantly their eyes opened—they could see!
- God determines the process (according to the needs of our heart).
- Faith determines the pace (we have what our faith expects).
Matthew 8:5-13 (NKJV) Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel . . . . Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
“Great faith” has to do with expectation not amount. The Centurion used his expectancy in a great way!
Matthew 15:21-28 (NKJV) Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
. . . “Woman, your faith [your personal trust and confidence in My power] is great; it will be done for you as you wish.” – AMP
God’s path will seldom be what you expect. But God answers according to your expectation.
This woman’s faith was “great” because she was willing to take her mask off and press into God’s presence until she got her miracle.
ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH, BE IT DONE UNTO YOU
If God answered your expectation today, what would it look like?
- Would you receive an instant miracle?
- Would your miracle be a progression?
- Would you receive today?
- Would you receive in some future event?
- Does your expectation look like a miracle?
- Does your expectation look pretty natural?
When you make a connection to God’s power and take your leap of faith, your answer will be according to your hope.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) Faith is the substance of things hoped [a confident expectation] for, the evidence of things not seen.
Don’t use your expectation in a small way. Use it in a great way! Believe for God’s highest. Believe for God’s best! Faith may be power, but hope (expectation) pulls the switch!