What Are You Expecting?
What Are You Expecting? We are in the season of Advent which is a season of expectation. Expectation is the strong belief that something will take place in the future. However, our expectancy is truncated by our ability to encounter and embrace unexpected possibilities. Yet, we can only expect that which we know and what we know is extremely limited. Based on the outcome of the recent 2016 USA political elections we have come to understand that expectations based on limited knowledge can be and are often devastating. When our expectations do not correspond with our reality, when glass ceilings are expected to shatter yet remain intact, when untruths are overlooked and the scales of justice are consistently tipped out of balance, we begin to lose hope. We begin to lower our expectations. Our expectations suffer atrophy and become diminutive and miniscule.
What Are You Expecting? Whatever it is, do not put your expectations in the hands of man, the guessing of political pundits, random midnight tweets or the shattering of glass ceilings because these things are temporary. We serve a great God, a living God who can and will do all things well. Therefore, the scope of our expectations ought to be off the chart! Our expectations ought to be large and magnanimous. Our expectations are to be based on the Word of God that never fails. “The grass withers and the flowers fade but the Word of God stands forever.” (Isaiah 40:8)
What Are You Expecting? During this Advent season let us expect more… do not settle for the mundane, the okey doke, the little, the easy. Do not settle for the sound bite but search long and hard for the truth. Let us expect more… more love, more joy, more tolerance, more peace, more hope and more agape.
What Are You Expecting? Expect the leading of the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Expect Jesus to come back again. Live your life in that expectation. Expect a New Heaven and A New Earth!
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20 -21)