“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 the
y 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.
I say it quite often, “God meets us at the level of our expectation.” Are you expecting something 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. Expect and celebrate right now, God’s bringing you through. God will show up and do “exceedingly, abundantly more than you can ask or think,” for those who are expecting something from Him. The question is not “Can God do anything?” The question is “ARE YOU EXPECTING ANYTHING?”