The Importance Of Expectance Of God

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I sat at my breakfast room table finding found myself in a puddle of discouragement; something I had waited so very long for and placed my hope in wasn 't there. All my expectation had been dashed in to what seemed a million pieces and I was left feeling absolutely hopeless! With my mother by my side compassionately consoling me yet at the same time exhorting me, she encouraged me to "Move forward with JOYFUL EXPECTATION"! I wiped the tears that were beginning to form from my eyes and gave a smile as I nodded knowing she was right but what exactly was joyful expectation and how could I ever really achieve it? Later on that afternoon I kneeled before the Lord, asking Him to reveal to me this joyful expectation and show me how to move forward …show more content…
Is your expectation in the Lord? Have you put your hope and are you waiting for Christ alone with joy? In Colossians 3:1-2 we are commanded to set our affection on things above and not on things on the earth, "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." In Matthew 6 verses 20-21 we are also instructed to lay up for ourselves "treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." For those who have been redeemed by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we have been promised an eternal heavenly inheritance (Eph 4:4) and commanded to hope in the everlasting Source of hope(Ps 43:5). We are given a Hope that is both sure and steadfast and an anchor for the soul (Heb 6:19). This is the Hope that will not leave us restless or disappointed, the Hope that is unchanging and unwavering with time (James 1:17), the Hope that offers complete confidence (2 Cor 3:4) and perfect satisfaction (Ps 107:9). This is the Hope that will meet all of our expectations! In Proverbs 10:28 we are promised gladness through this Hope, "The hope of the righteous shall be gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish". It is the Hope that came in the form of a servant (phil

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