Building Expectations Through Prayer- By Pastor Gbenga Ajibola (HICC)


Romans 12:11- Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
This is the continuation of the theme 'Cultivating Spiritual Fervency
 Note:


Expectation delivers manifestation
A man needs may be obvious but he can be oblivious of it, for instance, A lady may want to be in a relationship but her expectation may be to be a slay mama, he want to slay all through
The obvious challenge does not mean expectations, at times your expectation may not align with reality -
  Acts 3:1

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar
3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from
them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.
The man who was heal only expect money to be given to him so, a miracle is what he needed but that was not what he was expecting. 
   What expectation does:


Expectation(s) help us into developing the capacity to receive - your expectation helps you to prepare for next step
Expectation helps you to take action- You can't be expecting and  be slothful. A pregnant woman has 9 months to prepare and she can't claim unaware on her due day
Expectation keeps hope alive
Evidence terminate argument
How to build expectation
Exposure(Genesis 15:5)-

Genesis 15:5
5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[a] be.”
It is possible that when God asked if Abraham could count the number of stars , he may boast to be able to do so and when he got to a certain number, he gave up.
  Exposure is the key to dream big. If you can be exposed to it, you can achieve it

 -What you are not expose to, you cannot see
Relationship is a currency
 Mathew 28:5-6
  What prayer does
Praying once is not a successful prayer life; People that got results are people that pray continuously,  

 1Corinthians 1:4 -I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

Prayer grants access to spiritual power
 
When a man lacks expectation,  he lacks faith to forge ahead
You have to take responsibility for your expectation 

Something is wrong if you are a king everywhere you go -
Proverbs 1:1 (The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:


Certain things are bought by association,  it is a currency that can open door 

Foolishness is a conviction from a darkened mind

Pastor Gbenga Ajiboa is a pastor is Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC)

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