Daily Devotional

Crowned On Purpose

Don’t Give Up

3rd October 2020

Scripture Reading: John 5: 1-11

Focus

“In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.” (John 5: 3)

Our Focal Scripture makes mention of the multitude of impotent folk, blind, withered, etc people who were at the pool of Bethesda, waiting for the day an angel would stir the waters. These men had issues; their issues required divine intervention, and they all remained at the pool waiting for the day that heaven will remember them. They had terrible issues, but they refused to give up. They had expectations, and they wouldn’t give up.

Friend, I am aware that your expectations may not have been met, your prayers may not yet be answered, your issues may be complicated and too difficult to handle, your challenges may have defied the help of man, your situation may be helpless and hopeless, men may have abandoned you like they left that man that Jesus eventually healed, things may have gone off course, but today, God says, don’t reduce your expectations.

Keep believing God for those miracles that are yet to happen. Keep believing God for the doors that are yet to open. Keep believing God for the doctors’ reports that are yet to change. Keep trusting God for that elevation that has not yet happened. Keep trusting God for that divine help that is yet to manifest. Stand firm in faith concerning that issue that men want you to give up on. Keep believing God even if it makes no sense to believe.

The man whom Jesus eventually healed kept believing even when he had no man to take him into the pool, and one day, without announcement, Jesus showed up and healed him. He held on to his expectations, and God caused his expectations to become his reality. If you hold on to your expectations and stand unwavering in faith, your expectations will become your reality. If you hold on to your faith in God, He will show up.

Don’t reduce your expectations because of existing challenges; the same God that is able to deal with the most difficult of challenges is able to turn the tide in your favour. Call forth the power of God; insist on your expectations, and they will become your reality.

Declaration

I will not reduce my expectations; God will fulfil my expectations in full, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” (Hebrews 10: 35-36)

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