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Awakening Anticipation (5 of 5)
Introduction: The believer has a choice: slumber and sleep your way through life or wake up and live life to the maximum. Life is meant to be filled to the full of all the great things God has done, is doing, and will do in the future. Life is best lived when aligned to Jesus and His Word, living a life of abandonment and agreement, anticipating God to do great things. How is your anticipation virtue today? How positive are you about the future? Your future? The future of the world? Do you throb with deep feelings of hope and a great outlook on the future?
I. THE SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION OF ANTICIPATION
A. ANTICIPATION DEFINED
Anticipation is the attitude of the soul that believes in the greatness of God's will and work yet to be done.
B. ANTICIPATION SCRIPTURES
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 16:6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance.
Philippians 1:6 …being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
Psalm 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.
II. ANTICIPATION IS LOOKING FORWARD WITH A NEW OUTLOOK, VISUALIZING A GOD-FILLED AND GOD-BLESSED FUTURE.
1 Corinthians 2:9 Eye has not s ...
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