December 29, 2011
2012: Year of Positive Expectation
Best wishes for good success in 2012.
This post is from one of my favorite resources, Postitive Christianity.
As Christians, we should seek the highest level of positivity!
A JOYFUL YEAR OF POSITIVE EXPECTATION
"Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
In my seminars on prayer, I share with people to change the word "prayer"
to "expectation." Some people's prayers are so negative, that they can do
nothing but expect the worst. They pray mainly focused on what they do not
want instead of the positive that they wish to expect. Expecting the
worst blocks God's good. Each person has free-will, and because of that,
God does not force good upon you. Many times we lock ourselves in a
self-imposed prison of concepts of doubt, worry, and limitation.
What are you expecting? The worst? The best?
I pray it is THE BEST. Placing your faith in God’s good is the key to the
good life. To pray with expectancy is to pray with an assurance that each
prayer will be answered by God in a positive way.
You pray with this expectancy this next year, knowing that all your needs will
be met in the right time and the perfect way. As Jesus assured you,
"Whatever you ask in prayer, you WILL receive, if you have faith!”
You EXPECT A MIRACLE!
Your expectation is grounded in your faith in God as the source of all
your good. You expect that you are receiving abundance in your life.
Your needs are being met.
You expect and accept that you were created to be healthy. Your mind is
alert and enthusiastic. Your body is strengthened and filled with energy.
Your joy is overflowing in your soul. The life force of God flows
through you, nourishing and revitalizing each cell. With God as the
source of your good, you expect and accept your good now.
This will be a year of joy. You expect joyful surprise. A small child looks
at his or her surroundings with the joy of seeing great adventures.
Everything is new and worthy of investigation. Nothing is too small or
insignificant to be overlooked.
In 2012, you look at your world with expectant eyes. You find joy in
the smallest task, because you delight in being a part of this great
experience called life.
Joy is more than a state of mind. It is a state of expectation. When you
are feeling the joy of spirit, it comes from deep within you and fills
every part of you. Your inner joy is unshakable because it is founded in God.
Your joy comes from knowing that you are a child of God. You are
connected, needed, loved. You are heir to all the beauty and wonder of
God's abundance and you expect it in your life.
Truly, this is reason enough to be joy-filled and expectant this next year.
POSITIVE DAILY PRAYER:
Christ is shepherd over you,
Enfolding you on every side.
Christ will not forsake you, hand or foot,
Nor let darkness come near you.