December 2021 26
Topic: THE BEST IS AHEAD! BE EXPECTANT!
BASIC SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 16: 15 – 19, LUKE 22: 31 – 32
The key to great achievement is great expectation! Charles Kettering puts it this way: “HIGH ACHIEVEMENT ALWAYS TAKE PLACE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF HIGH EXPECTATION.”
whether you believe it or not, you will always rise or fall asleep to the level of your expectations. Also, people will always rise or fall to the level of their expectations. If you expect the worst, you will almost always get the worst. YOUR EXPECTATION IS REVEALED IN YOUR ATTITUDE TO OPPORTUNITIES AS YOUR ATTITUDE TO CHALLENGES. If you expect the best always, you will always look out for the best in every situation. If someone comes to you with bad news, you will look at it carefully and pick out the good news in that bad news. Your expectation of people is also revealed by how you speak with them and how you speak about them. IT WAS THE GREAT EXPECTATION THAT GOD HAD TOWARDS US THAT CAUSED HIM TO GIVE UP HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE FOR OUR SINS. Look at what Jesus did for Peter: He had great expectations of him and backed it up with corresponding actions. HE CHANGED HIS NAME FROM SIMON TO PETER. Again He interceded for Peter that he would not lose focus or fail. Peter lived up to that expectation! After the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, he became the leader of the apostles and help to strengthen all of them and to achieve their purpose in God. The unstable Peter who was so scared to identify with Jesus to the extent of denying Him three times was bold to stand up and preach about Jesus to three thousand people. Wow! That was expectation! As 2021 ends, I want to challenge you to always remember that: YOUR BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD! God has great expectations/plans for you and your tomorrow will surprise your detractors in Jesus name! Get your 2022 ODM now.
Take Song 3: Amazing Grace….
(1) Pray in your own words as you have been ministered to.
(2) Pray against disappointment this month. LET EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT BE TURNED INTO A CELEBRATION FOR ME. LET EVERY UNPLEASANT SITUATION BE TURNED INTO JOY FOR ME, IN JESUS NAME. PRAY ABOUT 2022 NOW.
(3) Pray about every other issue(s) and specific situation(s) that you are faced with.
(4) Father, my trust is in you, let me not be ashamed as 2021 ends: let not my enemies triumph over me! Pray about 2022 now.