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How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality
I Samuel 17:11, 32, 37, 46
This morning we want to continue the thought on turning your dreams into reality. Turn to I Samuel chapter 17 in the Old Testament and I want to speak on this subject, "Expect the Best." If you are to turn your dreams into reality every day that you live you need to expect the best. And this is a great lesson in faith.
What do you expect? Every morning when you get up, you expect something. And the Bible teaches us that expectancy has so much to do with our faith. Faith is more than hoping, faith is more than wishing, faith is more than desire, faith is certainly not pretending, it is not psyching yourself up psychologically, faith is living in positive expectation. Faith is expecting the best. Faith is an attitude of confidence. When David went out to fight Goliath, he said this is what I am going to do by the power of God. There was not an "if" not a "but" not an "and". David went out expecting victory, expecting to defeat the giant and that is exactly what happened. My what victorious songs we have sung, the Lamb has prevailed. My friend, because the Lamb has prevailed, you and I can live with an attitude of confidence with an attitude of expectancy, with an attitude of faith. And God wants us to live in an attitude of expecting the best everyday that we live. Because you see, the Bible teaches that what you expect is what you get.
Jesus said to two blind men, according to your faith so be it unto you. So what do you expect today? Those blind men expected Jesus to heal them and Jesus stretched forth His hand and He healed them because that is what they expected. Whatever you expect to feel, that is what you are going to feel. Whatever you expect to happen that is usually what happens. Whatever you expect to achieve is what you achieve. So what you expect influences your happiness, influences your level of achievement, influence ...
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