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Extraordinary Expectations

High Expectations

…God wants us to get our expectations as high as we possibly can. God wants to do things that are so extraordinary that some people are not going to be able to believe it.  But if you’ll stand in faith for it and take His prophecies seriously, expecting them to come to pass, then the extraordinary will become the norm in your life.

Source: Jerry Savelle


Faith Appropriates

Faith doesn’t move God.  He has already moved by grace.  Faith is just your positive response to what you believe God has already provided.  Faith only appropriates what God has already provided by grace.  if God hasn’t already provided it by grace, then your faith can’t make it happen.

Source: Andrew Wommack

23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them Mark 11:23-24New King James Version (NKJV).


It Shall be Done

“Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to that alone; Laughs at life’s impossibilities,   And cries, It shall be done!”

Source: Charles Wesley


The Concept of Divine Control

…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! —Matthew 7:11

Fill your mind with the thought that God is there. And once your mind is truly filled with that thought, when you experience difficulties it will be as easy as breathing for you to remember, “My heavenly Father knows all about this!” This will be no effort at all, but will be a natural thing for you when difficulties and uncertainties arise. Before you formed this concept of divine control so powerfully in your mind, you used to go from person to person seeking help, but now you go to God about it. Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct for those people who have His Spirit, and it works on the following principle: God is my Father, He loves me, and I will never think of anything that He will forget, so why should I worry?

Jesus said there are times when God cannot lift the darkness from you, but you should trust Him. At times God will appear like an unkind friend, but He is not; He will appear like an unnatural father, but He is not; He will appear like an unjust judge, but He is not. Keep the thought that the mind of God is behind all things strong and growing. Not even the smallest detail of life happens unless God’s will is behind it. Therefore, you can rest in perfect confidence in Him. Prayer is not only asking, but is an attitude of the mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. “Ask, and it will be given to you…” (Matthew 7:7).
Source: Oswald Chambers

There is a sense of wholeness at the core of man
That must abound in all he does;
That marks with reverence his ev’ry step;
That has its sway when all else fails;
That wearies out all evil things;
That warms the depth of frozen fears
Making friend of foe,
Making love of hate,
And lasts beyond the living and the dead,
Beyond the goals of peace, the ends of war!
This man seeks through all his years:
To be complete and of one piece, within, without.4

— “Knowledge . . . Shall Vanish Away,” in The Inward Journey

Source: Excerpt–Howard Thurman


 

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