Using Psalm 30:1-5, Pastor Blakey shared three important ways to have the same "great expectations" that David had.
Look back over your life. Look back, but don't go back. That's the past. Reflect on how God lifted you out of your troubles according to Psalm 30:1-3. Praise God on purpose for what He has done for you. Remember praise comes from within not because someone tells you to "Give God a handclap of praise." David indicates he doesn't need a pep talk from a preacher to praise God. David says when he thinks about God's goodness, he has no other choice but to praise God.
Sing and give thanks. That's the present according to Psalm 30:4. These two commands show appreciation for what God has done. Something happens within you when you begin to sing. Don't think about your problem. Sing and give thanks instead.
Trust God for results. That's the future. According to Psalm 30:5, God is not moved by what you do. His anger lasts for only a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime.
Pastor Blakey advised:
"Stop beating yourself up. You cannot disappoint God. He knows what you are going to do before you do it. Your sin has been atoned for by Jesus dying on the cross."
Remember these things to have great expectations in 2013.