DAY 17 – The Power of Expectation | Firm Foundation Devotional

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You. And to the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."(Psalms 16:1-3)

According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:20)

Expectation defined:
The state of one who looks forward to something; expectancy, anticipation, something that is expected; hope, intention, motive, notion, prospect.

Expectation is cultivated by focusing on the right/best things and 
having high personal standards. One of the greatest things we can do for one another, and for ourselves, is to have high expectations. We live in a world of low expectations followed by low achievement. 

We have hosted media training programs for youth since 2000. Youth from all walks of life have participated in single day workshops and week-long summer day camps. The success that we witnessed is attributable to our high expectations of the young men and women. We have provided them the best instructors, instructional plan, and equipment we were able to provide. We expected the best from our young digital producers. Those high expectations always resulted in great outcomes.

People will rise to meet the reasonable expectations of parents, teachers, leaders and other key persons in their lives. Jesus expects to see the grace He has provided to us. The Psalmist wrote about God's expectation for His people, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."(Psalms 16:1-3) See yourself as one of God's excellent ones!

In this season of challenges, such as COVID, it is essential to maintain high exceptions of yourself, others, and God.

Reflection Question: What do your expect from yourself? What do you expect from God?

My Action Item(s) Based on Understanding:


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