Set your expectations.

Scripture: Matthew 11:1-6 {NASB}

1When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.

2Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3and said to Him, "Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?" 4Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."


"Has Jesus ever acted differently than you wanted Him to?" --Pastor Tanisha

We have expectations for how we believe God needs to show up in our lives. Some of those expectations feel valid and honorable. John the Baptist, the frontrunner for Jesus, struggled with his expectation of Jesus, too. While in prison, John the Baptist questioned whether or not Jesus was the Messiah. He, like scores of others, expected the Messiah to dismantle the Roman rule in a certain way. In the devotional scripture, you see that John sent word from prison for Jesus to confirm whether He was the Messiah. John ran the risk of missing Jesus and the mission of Jesus to set up rule over the hearts and minds of the world. 

Pastor Tanisha helps us to check those moments when we, too, struggle with God showing up in unexpected ways.

Lord, help me to know you fully.