Acts 3:4-5 “And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, look on us. And he gave heed unto them expecting to receive something of them.”
Expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles. When Peter looked upon the lame man at the gate of the temple he looked upon him with expectation that Jesus Christ would show up and work a miracle. And the lame man looked upon Peter and John expecting to receive something from them.
Miracles happen when you are in expectation of them happening. If you not expecting God to move you do not believe that He will move. Our expectancy says we believe that what God says is done and we stretch forth our hands to receive the results of what we believe.
Notice, after Peter prayed he took the man by the right hand and lifted him up. Why? When you are in expectation you are in preparation. Our expectancy causes us to prepare for that which we are certain we will receive. And we can be certain that we will receive because Jesus Christ is our guarantee that whatever demand we make upon our covenant he will fulfill. Mark 11:24 says, “therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them.” When you pray expect to receive and you will receive.