Touching Lives Devotional
Psalm 62:5 KJV
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
HOW TO WAIT UPON GOD FOR YOUR EXPECTATIONS:
1. Trust in Him wholeheartedly.
Proverbs 3:5 KJV
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Your heart’s condition, your physical appearance, and your utterances in trying times, depict your faith or unbelief. The faithful man casts his burdens upon the Lord and waits for Him, but a faithless man caries his on his head and shoulders, and the weight of them shrinks his appearance!
Trust is tested in trying times, not in good times. Anyone can claim to or show trust in good times! Read Hebrew 11 for faith stories!
2. Acknowledge/consult Him in all your goings. Seek Him every day and time.
Proverbs 3:6-7 KJV
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
When you expect all things from God, you’ll definitely ask His input and directions before making any decision.
The heart of man is very deceitful! You should never leave your life and business to the intents of your heart unless you’ve been totally transformed by the word and Spirit of God! See Romans 12:1,2
Someone once said, “no matter how tall you are, you cannot see tomorrow”. Yeah, it’s true. Only God knows today and tomorrow. Let Him guide you by asking for His will and way always in all things spiritual and physical!
3. Honour Him with your substances. Give for the work of God to be expanded.
Proverbs 3:9 KJV
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Yes! This is where most of the confusions and strivings of unbelievers and carnal Christians centers! What they fail to realize is that love is incomplete without giving. How do you show your love to your partner, friends, children, neighbors without giving; whether physical or spiritual things? Everyone has something to give!!
I know that God does not eat rice, fufu, banku, neither does He use money physically as we do. But get this clear, God has chosen men(women included) to advance His kingdom on earth, and every building and conquest requires money and resources! Count it a privilege to be a part of His work!
Zechariah 1:17 KJV
Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
This is the way it has been and will be after you, until the age comes to an end!
Let me open your eyes to the reason God blesses men.
In Exodus chapter 3:21, God promised to favour the Israelites in Egypt and fulfilled that in Exodus 12:35-36. Amazing right? But guess what; those blessings were to be used to serve Him, not for the people to serve them(idolatry)! He requested the blessings for the building of His house. See Exodus 25. A lot of people died when they made idols out of those blessings God gave in Egypt! See Exodus 32.
Whatever your challenges are now, is a setup for God to be glorified. God wants to bless you through your situations, but and if only you’ll trust Him, seek Him, honour/serve Him with your substances, and wait on Him wholeheartedly! See Exodus 3:21
The Lord says to you:
Isaiah 41:10 KJV
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Jeremiah 33:3 KJV
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
God bless you. May the Lord give you understanding!
My expectation is in God and I look unto Him for all things! My path is directed by the Lord because I seek His face and wait on Him. I have sufficient supply of all good things pertaining to life and Godliness because I’m entitled to them through redemption! I have answers to all my prayers, desires, requests; I receive all that I ask for, and far above them, because I ask in faith! The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places. Opportunities are all around me everyday and everywhere I go, in the name of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!!
Pray in the Spirit now!!
Have a blessed day ☀️🌞
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