What Do You Expect? – Raise Your Hope
“The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.”
– Proverbs 10:28 (NKJV)
Monday June 12, 2023
Hope, expectations, dreams, and aspirations are wonderful words that are becoming like endangered species in today’s media vocabulary.
With so many failed political leadership, poor economic indices, despair, and evil occurrences besieging us through the news, it is quite easy to become increasingly despondent and depressed unknowingly. Today more than ever in the history of mankind, people are being diagnosed and treated for depression and apathy. Some have even gone a step further and have become fatalistic in their views.
But it ought not to be so. God has made us creatures of Faith, Love, & Hope and we thrive where these exist (And now abide faith, hope, love,… 1 Cor. 13:13).
Hope is thus very necessary if we are to have a healthy and fruitful walk on this earth realm.
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. – 1 Thess. 5:8 (NKJV)
Because hope is vital, God gives us dreams and imaginations which are essentially pictures placed in our hearts to inspire and spur us to keep taking that step. It is an expectation that the dream in our hearts will come true. If you lose this emotional expectation then the joy of the walk disappears.
Proverbs 10:28 in The Message translation reads, “The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.”
I recently came across an interesting acronym for HOPE
H – Holding
O – Onto
P – Prophetic
E – Expectations
When you understand that the prophetic is two-edged, you will appreciate your part in hope.
Prophetic for a child of God means the declared, proclaimed mind of God and also your personal confessions and declarations in agreement with what the Father has said concerning you.
As we keep our hopes alive, as we constantly keep ahead of us the picture of a bright and colorful future, a radiant and peaceful home, and all the beautiful things we expect from God, let us prayerfully and joyfully enter into each new day bearing in mind that if God has promised He will most definitely bring it to pass!
Let Us Pray
Dear Heavenly Father, I agree with the plans and great future you have for me.
I anticipate the manifestation of your plans and purposes for my life with thanksgiving.
Let it be unto me according to your word. My hope and expectations will end in celebration in Jesus’ Name. Amen