A Word of Knowledge from our Wednesday Night Service: September 9, 2015 by Pastor Doug Bird!
You don’t have to know the facts of everything. All you have to do is trust God and then walk in His peace. Sometimes all you need is a spark of hope!
What is hope? The Bible definition of hope is an expectation that something good is getting ready to happen. That’s all you have to do sometimes is get a spark of hope. A little expectation that something good is getting ready to happen in your life.
Instead of expecting the negative, instead of expecting things NOT to work out, start expecting it is GOING to work out! It takes the same mental energy. It’s not like rocket science or anything, it’s just hope.
HOPE becomes the foundation of faith! You really can’t have faith until you have hope. You’ve been absent of hope because you have a bleak outlook on what’s happening. You think nothing is going to get better; instead it’s going to get worse.
The sad truth is, sometimes your expectations are met. Did you hear what I said? Sometimes you get your expectation because you keep expecting that and that is where you get led to. You get led into those areas. You get set up by the enemy because he’s using the lack of faith in your life to keep on doubling down on you and messing you up.
Some of you are struggling, you are fighting, you are warring with anxiety, worry, and fear. All those things are clutching at you. All you have to do is get a SPARK OF HOPE! An expectation that something GOOD is getting ready to happen in your life!
QUIT DWELLING on that negative thing; that darkness in your life. Jesus said if your eye is dark your who LIFE gets dark. But if your eye is light, your whole life fills back up with LIGHT! He’s talking about faith, hope, love, peace and joy! All those things that come from God the Father!
If this word is for your, lift your hands and say, “Lord I RECEIVE the HOPE of Heaven! The HOPE of God! BIBLE HOPE! An EXPECTATION that GOOD THINGS are coming my way! I’m not expecting bad things anymore! I’m not expecting that bad report! I’m not expecting something else to happen in my life or my family. I’m expecting GOOD things are coming my way! I’m DECLARING that HOPE is alive in my heart and I will walk in the HOPE that comes from Heaven!”
Father, I thank You! Let us start seeing it now! Hope has vision too! Open up the eye of HOPE in us! Help us see things are changing and that things are lining up! Glory to God!
~Pastor Doug Doug
Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church