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By: James River Church08/11/19

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting Devotional – Day 15: Great Expectations!

Devotional

Expectation [ex-pec-ta-tion] noun: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.

One of the results of the time we spend in prayer and fasting is an increase in our expectation of God’s work in our lives. In other words, our faith grows! Spending time in God’s presence has a way of strengthening and recharging these expectations. In fact, it’s God’s will that we would live with great expectation that we are going to experience his miraculous power. His Word is full of promises that declare how God always has our best interests in mind. This is the testimony throughout Scripture:

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalm 27:13
Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

Our theme for this 21 days of prayer and fasting is, “God Will Answer.” This simple phrase is an expectation mentality that we place not on our own power, but on a supernatural power. This holy confidence is the result of faith-filled people who spend time seeking the Lord. So, whatever you’re praying and believing for, live with great expectation and certainty that God is going to move!

Scriptures

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalm 27:13
Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 2:9
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”

Resources

Prayer List & Ways to Fast
Prayer & Fasting Reading List