How does it happen?
One minute it is Thanksgiving and before the dishes are done, it is Christmas.
The last month has truly flown by. In fact the entire year is a blur. A good blur but a blur all the same!
I have spoken at over 30 events in 18 states this past year beginning in cold Kentucky “Walking in Hope”. (check out my most popular blog post of the year here!). Not to mention a movie date here and there with my honey, family birthdays and events, a weekend getaway or two with precious girlfriends and a few awesome G-Ma moments.
Wow. It was a year to remember and treasure in my heart.
It turned out that God would more than exceed my expectations for the year of 2009.
Expectation for His presence, anointing and direction.
Expectation for seeing His Glory.
Expectation for healing.
Expectation for restoration and revival.
Expectation for life.
Expectation for being used in His Kingdom plan.
I expect more of the same next year. In fact, I always will.
A few thousand years ago, a young woman with an unplanned pregnancy set her heart in expectation. It was her choice. We always have a choice. Regardless of what we are facing, we have a choice of what to EXPECT. We can choose to focus on all that is wrong, all that seems hopeless, all that looks grim. There is a lot of that to choose from this Christmas season for many people.
Or we can be like Mary.
The one God choose tho carry His son into the world. We can choose to expect God to show up. We can expect Him to meet all of our needs.
We can expect Him to be greater in us than the trouble that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
We can expect Him to direct our steps into His plan. (Proverbs 16:3)
We can expect God to know the desires of our heart. (Psalm 37:4)
We can expect that He will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5)
We can expect that He desires a personal one on one relationship with us and that He alone can meet our expectations. no man, no woman, no job, no bank, no house, no book deal, no event, no Dr report, no bank balance. (John 15:13)
Just Jesus. Expect Good Things.