Tuesday 20th November, 2018
Memorize: For the needy shall not always be forgotten: for expectation the poor shall not perish forever. Psalm 9:18
Read: Mark 5:24-29 (KJV)
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Bible in one year: Ezekiel 17:18, Luke 24:13-35
Hymnal:sing Hymn 10
It is amazing that some people go to the house of God without any expectation. Believe me sincerely, there are regular attendees of church services who for a very long time have conditioned themselves to be onlookers.
They listen to fantastic testimonies and applaud the testifiers. They even help to spread the news 0f the great things God is doing in their churches, but they never experience any miracle themselves because they have no expectation at all, to talk less of great expectations. You will not be numbered among such People in Jesus’ Name. As the poor in spirit, God assures believers that their expectations will be realized. Psalm 9:18 say:
”For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor not perish for ever”
Nevertheless only the poor who have expectations can experience a better future, because their expectations will come to pass. The good news for you today is that your expected miracle is nearer to you than you can ever imagine.
Today’s Bible narrated the story of a woman with great expectations. She had been plagued with the issue of blood for twelve years and has spent all that she had on medication to no avail. When she heard that the Great Physician was in her neighborhood, she pressed through crowd to meet Him with great expectations of miraculous healing. She expected and believed that Jesus would do for her what the physicians could not do, and so she found her was to Jesus and touched the hem of His garment. Mark 5 29 tells us the result of her great expectation:”
“And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.”
Beloved, what do you expect from the Lord today? How great is your expectation? Trust in the Lord like this woman did, and just as her expectation did not fail, your expectation will not perish. This was also the testimony of the lame man gate of the temple (Acts 31-8). The Bible says he had expectations, but as God would have it, he got more than he bargained for. Indeed, his expectation was the foundation for the miracle he experienced. Acts 3:5 says:
”And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.”
Are you expecting something from the Lord today? In Proverbs 23:17-18, the Lord, says to you:
“Let not thin heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surly there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.”
Prayer Point: Father, please don’t let my great expectation be cut short in Jesus name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
Source: Open Heavens Daily Devotional