“But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” Isaiah 40:31 AMP
Such a great verse, I’m sure we’ve read it hundreds of times but catch this; if you want to change & renew your strength & power, you must expect, look for and hope in Him. Your expectation, determines your manifestation. There is only one way to receive what you’re hoping for; rest in the knowledge that God is God. He says what He means and means what He says!
It occurred to me this morning that when the prodigal son left home, the father did NOT wring his hands, worry and fret, cry and ask God to send his son home. The reason he saw his son afar off is because he was EXPECTING him. From the day his son left, he watched for his return. I know this is a parable, but I believe Jesus was trying to show us the very nature of God. Without faith, it’s simply impossible to please God. This father had faith and rested in God.
Where do I get that kind of faith? I find it in the Word of God. I find it in knowing God as a personal Father, Friend, Comforter, Guide, Helper, Provider, Healer and anything else I need Him to be. This old song just popped into my head, “I expect a miracle, everyday! God will make a way, out of no way! Just believe and receive it, God will perform it today!” I know God never fails, is always on time, and has great plans for me.
It’s like that when I come before the Lord each morning. He’s called me and I expect a great word, I look for it and I receive it. What are you expecting this morning. Don’t leave till you get what you’ve come for. No one can assure you except the knowledge of who God is and the belief that He will be that for you!
Father, thank you for your promise for strength and power. Thank you for the knowledge of You and that You are the rewarder of those who diligently seek You. I seek You today with all my heart and thank You for being who You are. I love You Lord. I expect You to make good on Your promises to me. You alone can do what You what You said You can do! AMEN!