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The Mindset of Expectation is Peace (8 of 8)
Series: The X Factor
Introduction: I believe that you will be lifted to a higher level of faith, believing God has a great future for you and desires you to expect great things. The old self is rooted in a carnal negativism that robs us of the joy in fulfilling God-kind of expectations. Fill your life with all joy and peace.
A. KEY SCRIPTURE
1. Rom. 15:13, NCV I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in Him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Expectation: To have a strong desire and be filled with anticipation and confidence in obtaining what is hoped for and expected.
3. Prayer of expectation: Lord, I believe You are good and You desire to release into my life wonderful, unimaginable, miraculous, great and mighty things. Today I pray with large expectations by the power of the Holy Spirit. Enlarge my vision. Increase my faith. Secure my future.
1. The mindset of expectation is peace.
2. The blessing of expectation is overflow.
3. The fuel of expectation is the Holy Spirit.
II. THE MINDSET OF EXPECTATION IS PEACE
A. JOY AND PEACE
1. Expectation has been defined as those strong desires that God has placed in our hearts to be fulfilled. We have great anticipation and confidence in obtaining what is hoped for. Joy and peace relates to our life of expectations as stated in Romans 15:13.
2. Joy relates to the delights of anticipation in seeing one's hope fulfilled. Joy is the emotion of expectation. Joy is the emotion evoked by the prospect of possessing what one desires and has high expectations for receiving. All people who have expectations experience the joy of beginning, the joy of the journey and the joy of fulfillment.
3. Joy of expectation
a. Prov. 10:28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
b. Prov. 13:12 Hope defer ...
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