“So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.” (Acts 3:5, NKJV)
Acts 3:1-10 gives us the account of the Apostles Peter and John going to the temple at the “hour of prayer.” Prior to entering the temple they encountered a lame man, laying at the gate or the door of the temple, begging for money. Peter and John seeing the man and knowing he was in need of healing did not have money to give, but they did have God’s Holy Spirit and the promise from Jesus that they would have the power to heal the sick. When Peter and John spoke to the lame man, the scripture says, “he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something.” What he in turn received, because of his expectation, was not money, but something much more valuable. He received his healing. We can deduce that because this lame man was expecting something, he received something.
1. Are you expecting anything?
2. When you were awakened this morning by God’s grace, did you arise expecting to see something special from God?
3. Our God and Father is a gracious and loving father. Therefore we should arise every morning asking ourselves the question, “How is God going to bless me today?”
I say it quite often, God meets us at the level of our expectation. Are you expecting anything today? Are you expecting to be blessed? You should be! Are you sick and expecting to be healed? You should be! Are you having some financial, emotional, physical or domestic crisis right now? Well, expect God to show up and bring you out. Like the lame man at the temple gate, ARE YOU EXPECTING!