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The Foundation for Expectation is Desire (1 of 8)
Series: The X Factor
Introduction: "The X Factor" is the title of this series dealing with our God-inspired expectations: expectations concerning one's self, one's own future, and one's personal hopes and ambitions. The person who chooses to live life to the full will need to nurture a heart that is filled with God-given expectations. Our expectations are based on the God of hope. Our confidence is not in chance or good fortune but in the true and living God. If you have been disappointed by placing your expectations on a fallible person, as good as that person might be, you may be discouraged and hopeless or angry. I'm calling you forward to lift your heart and eyes and place your expectation in the God of hope. He never leaves your nor forsakes you. He loves you at all times and His word abides forever. He is trustworthy.
I. UNDERSTANDING EXPECTATION
A. KEY SCRIPTURE
1. Rom. 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Rom. 15:13, Message: Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
B. NINE ELEMENTS OF EXPECTATION
1. The foundation for expectation is desire.
2. The focus of expectation is people.
3. The time for expectation is now.
4. The source of expectation is God.
5. The means of expectation is believing.
6. The emotion of expectation is joy.
7. The mindset of expectation is peace.
8. The blessing of expectation is overflow.
9. The fuel of expectation is the Holy Spirit.
1. To have a strong desire and be filled with anticipation and confidence in obtaining what is hoped for and expected.
2. You can't separate desire and expectation. Realize there are God desires and heart desires.
a. Ps. 20:4 May He grant you accor ...
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