Expect His Return

Turn on any type of media and you will eventually hear worldly news. Wars, bombings, beheadings, natural disasters…the world is moaning for Christ return…and whether the people of the world know or not, creation is expecting it! Romans [8:19]-20 “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” In the Garden of Eden …

Expect His Movement

The first three times the answer was still the same but his master sent him again. Four, five and six.  He ran out to the overlook and yet the same thing…nothing was happening. You wonder if the servant thought his master had gotten it wrong.  It had not rained in years and the sky was void of clouds but now his master had said he heard the sound of abundance of rain. Once again for the seventh time, Elijah told his servant to go look toward the sea. This time something was different. There was a cloud as small as …

Expect Distractions

Hebrews [10:23] “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” “Life just isn’t fair” I remember saying those words as a teenager and yes have even said them as I have become more seasoned as an inhabitant on this big blue ball. We often come to expect things to be perfect and fair. When life isn’t as we dream it would be we often become misguided and tie our expectations onto the wrong things of this world.  In doing so we end up putting our hope and anticipation into something …

Silent Expectations

“My soul, wait silently for God alone. For my expectation is from Him” Psalm 62:5 Have you ever felt like a spinning top?  I know I have!  Life seems to be spinning right along then wham! I am off kilter and knocked for a loop.  Even though tops can be colorful and festive in appearance when that string is wound and then pulled you find out a lot about it.  One minute it is spinning with such precision that it is beautiful but then it eventually hits something or runs out of its own power and it starts to falter …

A Chord of Attachment

There she stood gazing at the window, not really looking out but just at the frame that made up the hole in the wall where the two men recently descended from her home.  Clutching to the line of scarlet cord that one of the men placed in her hands with specific instructions, Rahab finally found what she was looking for, a place to secure the cord in hopes of rescue when the Israelites returned. In the Book of Joshua chapter 2 we find the story of Rahab and the Israelite spies and this is where we find the most interesting …

Living to Expect

Have you ever had a common word, a word you have heard more times than you can count, all the sudden make you sit up straight and listen?  A word that once you look more closely at makes your eyes grow wide and your lips part as you realize your chin is dropping to the ground?  A word that just might have become a game changer in the way you look at it ever again? For me this happened recently with the word EXPECT.  As the end of 2014 drew to a close I was struggling with life situations.  I …