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Summary: He wants us to awake with great expectations every morning, with Him right smack dab in the center of them... Not only meeting..but exceeding those expectations!

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How High Is The Bar?

Ephesians 2:4–-7, NKJ

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus”

What a God..

What a Word....

what a promise to those of us

who are in Christ Jesus! (repeat)

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

He took us..He loved us...

when we were nobodies...He made us a somebody

"Say I'm Somebody" and you are somebody this morning....

Because He has made you SOMEBODY! Amen??

He adopted us and treated us...not like step children

but like we were one of His own children and gave us a seat,

right by His own Son...in fact it says made us sit together in Him!

Does anybody remember when they were a little child… And your mother made you sit by someone that you didn't want to sit by?

That's what God has done… Because even when you don't feel like it,

even when you don't feel worthy to do it...

God has a designated that that's where you belong, that's where you are entitled to be and it's where he wants you!

Why? I'm sorry did you say WHY?

So that in the ages to come...

That means from here on out....

to eternity

He might show the exceeding riches of His grace...

That means to shower...

To Blanket...

To Encompass...

To inundate...

To bombard you with a never ending supply....are you getting the picture here?

You see I'm not talking about just a little welfare check amount of grace each month...but a lifetime supply of His amazing Favor and Goodness towards us!

I want you to think for a moment about the richest person you can think of in the whole world and what their fortune is...

that amount does not even compare to what God is willing to do for you in your own life… If you can only believe and receive his promises and what he wants to do for you!

Did You know...some people have just as hard of time getting past the victories as well as past failures in this thing we live..called life?

Its true, they hold on to them like the present and future depends upon the remembrance of them,

The next statement I'm about to make…

Is truly a to him who has the years let him hear statement....

We can expect each day to be better than the one before, when we are serving and doing Gods work...and if were not

Then shame on us!

2 chronicles 16 says....

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him

MSG says it this way...God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him.

It's like a big radar screen covering the whole universe…

And God's favor is constantly looking for something

Or someone that it can bounce off of...and be a blessing to! Amen??

If we couldn't expect tomorrow to be better than today...


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