REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
Jesus came to planet earth to change
our expectations about what is possible. Until Jesus came, the blind,
the poor, the prisoners, and the oppressed lived without hope. Low
expectations and negative expectations controlled their lives. Blind
beggars lived in the Land of No Hope.
When Jesus walked on the road to
Jericho, a sightless beggar shouted out, “Jesus, have mercy on me,”
but the crowd surrounding Jesus rebuked him and told him to be quiet.
Everyone knew that blind beggars were beyond hope, everyone except
Jesus and the blind beggar. The crowd tried to extinguish the voice
of hope, but the blind man would not be silent, and he cried out once
again, “Have mercy on me.”
It wasn’t the blind man who was blind;
it was the crowd that could not see and could not sense hope. They
knew there was no hope, and they would silence anyone who disagreed.
Extinguishing hope was their specialty.
Jesus had a sixth sense that the crowds didn’t have. He could sense
hope and positive expectations even in blind beggars. The crowd could
not shout Jesus down or keep him from his mission. Jesus came to fan
the flames of hope inside the human heart until it became a burning
fire that could not be quenched.
Jesus stopped in his tracks and ordered that the blind man be brought
before him. A gasp went up from the crowd. What was Jesus doing?
Didn’t he know that there wasn’t any hope?
Jesus probed the heart and mind of the blind beggar and discovered
hope that no one else could see. He asked a simple question. “What
do you want me to do for you?” What are your expectations? After
all, it doesn’t matter what all these people think and expect. It’s
your expectations that count.
The man said, “Lord, I want to see.”
Jesus said, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you,” and
instantly the man received his sight.
Jesus didn’t say, “My faith has healed you.” He made it clear that it
was the beggar’s faith, his positive expectations that made the
miracle come to pass.
In the past two-thousand years some things remain unchanged. The
crowd still tries to shout us down and shut us up, telling us that
there is no hope. Jesus still asks the same question. “What do you
want me to do for you? What are your expectations?”
Jesus answer is still the same. It’s
your faith that will heal you. It all comes down to your
expectations. Faith still works miracles in your heart and mind. God
makes miracles happen when positive expectations rule your heart and
Jesus came to light the fire of hope in your heart. He came to fill
your heart and mind with positive expectations. When you get in
agreement with God, positive things happen. Your old life passes
away, and all things become new.
What do you want God to do for you?
What are your expectations?
THE FOUNDATION FOR A POSITIVE AND
Seven scriptures form the
foundation for my life. These rock solid principles stand the test of
time and always sustain me in the storms of life. I put my full
weight down on these scriptures.
I selected these passages because of their importance in my own life.
These particular passages keep me on task and on target when I
momentarily lose focus or direction. Your list of sustaining
scriptures is probably different than mine, because you are a
different person with different life experiences.
As a physician, I take a
practical approach to spirituality. I am most interested in what
works, and what heals the hurts in the human heart and mind. I'm not
interested in compressing myself or anyone else into a spiritual
mold. I'm more interested in healing than conformity, and my goal is
that you would have a healthy heart and mind full of God's love and
positive expectations. It doesn't matter to me whether you agree with
me or say things the same way that I say them.
If you take these seven scriptures seriously and apply them, your life
will never be the same. You will become a positive person, and
positive expectations will rule your life. Don't memorize and take
these scriptures personally unless you want to have a new life.
1. Don't be afraid; just believe.
2. Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, if
anyone says to this mountain, "Go throw yourself into the sea", and
does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will
happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you
ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be
3. As you believe, so it will be done unto you.
4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct
5. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind so that you may know
the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.
6. Whatever is true, noble, right, pure,
lovely, excellent, admirable, and worthy of praise, think on these
7. Set your mind on God's kingdom and his
justice before everything else, and all the rest will come to you as
When these seven scriptures get inside your heart and mind, they will
rock your world.
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