Expect it to Happen
by Diana Scothorn
Expectancy is the connecting force to our faith being activated. When we have an expectant heart, we look with anticipation for whatever we are waiting to manifest. We look for it with justification. We are justified to receive because we believe God at His word.
When we expect without reservation, God delivers without hesitation. When I was single, believing God for my future husband, I had every legal right to…
…expect God would bring Him to me.
God said in His Word, Isaiah 34:16, “Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. His mouth has given the order, and His Spirit will gather them together.” That justifies my position to expect God will deliver.
Psalms 37:4 states, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” The next verse seals His promise; “Commit your ways to Him, and He will bring it to pass.”
I put my ways aside and committed to doing it God’s way, and therefore, I had every right to expect God to deliver, and He did.
God will exceed our expectations when our trust and hope are in Him. When we expect God to come through with our breakthrough, He delivers. It may not be how we expected, but He delivers how He knows we will benefit the most.
Hebrews 11:1 (amplified) states, “Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses.”
Faith activates our expectancy. We can EXPECT God to heal us; His Word says He is the healer. We can EXPECT God to provide for us. His Word says He is Aba Father. We can EXPECT Him to comfort us, His Word says He will send the comforter. We can EXPECT God has a good future for us. He forgives us for our sins.
When we fully expect God to get involved in our life, His favor ushers His goodness in. He will provide, restore, heal, and do anything we ask or believe, as long as we have an expectant heart ready to receive.
It’s ok to expect to receive what God has promised in His word. When our hearts are expectant to receive, God’s favor will be quick to deliver our victory.
This month as our book of the month, The Laundry Moms is featuring Diana’s new book, “Daily Dose with Diana”! You’ll be encouraged and inspired as Diana shares the word of God in practical ways you can apply daily to your own life!
Diana Scothorn published author of “Daily Dose with Diana“, has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10-plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a marketplace ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.
Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.