Expect Good Things to Happen to You

Memory Verse:

“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” – Ephesians6:17


When the phone rings at odd times, most people think, “Oh dear, it must be bad news.”

They don’t think, “I wonder what the good news is that it cannot wait till morning!”

When we hear, “The boss wants to see you,” instinctively, we think, “Oh dear, this is not good.”

But how do we know that it is not going to be about a promotion?

Our minds are inclined toward the negative. So to guard our minds against negative thoughts, we are to put on “the helmet of salvation”, which is “the hope of salvation”. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

If you are going through a trial right now, putting on as a helmet the hope of salvation means that you have a confident expectation of good coming your way. It means that you choose to believe that this trial that you are going through is only temporary because God will see you through it. It means that you believe that this difficult period will end with your salvation—your deliverance, preservation, wholeness, wellness and health!

You may not know what is going to happen this week. But one thing you can do is to put on the helmet of the hope of salvation and tell yourself that you are going to have a fantastic week, that you’ll have a great year and that all will be well.

You are a child of the living God. You have a Savior watching over you. There are more angels given charge over you than there are demons against you.

And greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

There is every reason for you to have a confident expectation of good happening to you!


Further Reading:

Ephesians 6:1-17


O Lord, Thank You for Your Word that never fails.

Help me by the Holy Spirit never to be moved by circumstances surrounding me henceforth, but rather to be moved by God’s Words, in Jesus Name I pray.


Prophetic Declaration:

God is at work in my life. His angels are working for me victory, deliverance and breakthrough at all times.

Therefore I shall not be moved.

My eyes shall see the victory of my faith in Christ and my hope of Salvation shall not be cut off.


Daniel C. Okpara is the author of numerous best-selling books, including, What Do You Have in Your House?, Parable of the Serpent, Pillars of Excellence in Life and Business, Take it By Force, Prayer Wave, and Many others. He is the founder of Better Life World Outreach Center, a non-denominational ministry dedicated to global evangelism and equipping of God's people to live a better life. He is also the founder of Breakthrough Prayers Foundation www.breakthroughprayers.org), an online portal leading people all over the world to encounter God and change their lives through prayer. He has authored over 50 books on business, prayer, relationship, and investment.

  1. Thank you again for your obedience!! I was able to forward these to loved ones that brings confirmation and answered prayer!! Blessings

  2. Thanks man of God. In my situation now currently I felt forgotten by God. I have national diploma in public administration, I lost my Daddy in early age. Is by the grace of God that I manage got my national diploma. Since there is no way to further my education again I decided to go and look for something and be doing with my ND result. I got an offer to go for training in an oil company, hoping to be retain after my training. And I performed well during my training with them and my Boss recommend me to be retain, but unfortunately for me the depot manager became an obstacle for me. I begged and begged, to the point many Oga in the company followed me to the man office but to no avail. I became stranded and left the company in agony of heart. When I came back to Lagos in Nigeria to look for job, I spent some months no job. I decided to be someone gateman to be able to have something to eat and take care of my mother. But to make the matter worst as am typing this now, since last year October when I started the job I have stop going to church. Even when I begged the man to be allowing me to go to church on Sunday he refused. And all the places I submitted my CV no one call me. I have fasted, I have prayed but it seemed that my prayer is bouncing back the ceiling. Now I am the one taking care of my mother, someone said I should leave the job. But what will my mum and I eat? Am stranded. Join me in prayer. All I need now is miracle. Thanks

  3. I have been truely encouraged by all the emails you have send am no longer saddened by problems and looking to run I am now blod and look forward to see my God fight and my behave .Thank God for your work please continue in God’s will.

  4. Thank you very much indeed Sir,for this book is just purchased. I know as I proclaimed earlier Jesus will see me through.

  5. i am truly blessed and have learnt so much from you. i have fasted prayed. my prayers seem like they are falling to ground. i have downloaded many of your books. there are moments that i dispair so much and is so afraid to doubt. this journey has been a long road 28 years of absolute misery and dispair. i fight to keep my faith and i hold on so hard to hope. please pray for me. it gets so bad that i want to question my faith, but i kneel, pray, all most every waking moment i pray sing for they are the only moments i am happy. Truly need your prayers.

  6. Thank you for your spiritual vitamin. I am greatly encouraged. I see how one small thought pattern has caused so must grief in my life. So today I stir my faith and raise my level of expectation that God not only wants to bless me, He will!! I choose to re-align my thinking and watch God perform his work.

  7. Great well encouraged and refreshed!!!!

  8. Awesome word. One of reassurance and confirmation.

  9. Thank you for your encouragement. God bless every one

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