Often, our expectations get us in big trouble. We get let down because we expected something that didn’t happen or we take the fun out of something when it doesn’t go just as we expected.
Can we expect anything from God? Yes, but we must make sure we have appropriate expectations! For instance, we can expect that every promise He has made in His Word (The Bible) will come to pass. Some of those promises are blessings for obedience. Others are judgments/consequences for disobedience. Still yet, other promises are prophetic glimpses of the future (like the hundreds of Bible prophecies fulfilled with the life, death, resurrection of the Lord Jesus). One of my favorite promises in Scripture is this:
Philippians 1:6 - And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
God is working within you! That is the work of His Holy Spirit. This is work that is accomplished as you surrender to His will and let Him have His way in your life. If you surrender to Him, what can you expect your life will look like? We will talk more on this thru the week!