I Am the One who is, that always was, and who is still to come. I can be with you today – right now, in your past or in your future. Invite Me in. I am the Almighty one and time with you is My priority for eternity.


Expectancy is so important. We need to come into the Presence of the Lord with expectancy. We need to be like, “Hey, man. I don’t know what God is going to do. I just know God is awesome.”

Whenever I can’t map out His hand or whenever I can’t predict His hand, I can predict His heart: He’s good. It’s all about having an encounter with Jesus.

Whether it’s you in your prayer closet, driving down the road singing with the radio, sitting in church listening to me preach, or reading the Word, you need to approach it as you’re going to have an encounter with Jesus.

Without expectancy, it’s hard to get into the presence. It’s hard to hear God, see His hand at work or even feel like He loves you. Expectancy is that important. As a matter of fact, the Message Bible says we will never be shortchanged if we expect great things from Jesus.

In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary – we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! – Romans 5:5 Message

I know a lot of you are tired. You’re busy. You work really, really hard and I bless you. May the Spirit of the Lord quicken you – be alert in you – in such a way that you finish reading this more in love with the Lord Jesus Christ than when you started – and better equipped.

Put expectancy in your arsenal. Pull it out when you need to battle for better. When you go after God’s heart through His word, prayer, worship, service – whatever you do. Expect God to show up and He will. Encounter goodness today.

From my sermon series LORD OF THE HARVEST