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Great Expectations

Do you have

Great Expectations?

Do you have

sturdy foundations?

Can you fall

and get back up

Can you see

a half-full cup?

 

Do you want

more from your day?

Do you want

to powerfully say,

I matter here

Do you see?

I will think,

pray and achieve!

I accept a

challenge here!

I accept

surpassing fear!

 

Motivation lives

within.

My instinct

constantly win

cultivate

Godly success

never stop

never rest

live a life

Exemplify

so my kids

adopt this by

my example

my routine

my passion

what is seen

the foundation

of how I’m made

sewn together

pieces laid

responsible for

a bigger plan

gave me strength

so that I can

get through things

instead of hide

on my knees

always abide

constantly seek

HIS way

HIS path

every day

a humble girl

all for HIM

never proud

never dim.

The light that lives

within my heart

started with

a tiny spark

but now the fire

burns everywhere

ignites my soul

lights my prayer

Welds my faith

into a block

I’ll keep it safe

a sturdy lock

 

I have these

Great Expectations

to reach the world

all it’s nations

share a love

like no others

God is Good

sisters, brothers

He can save

the most lost soul

give Him YOU

release control

Then you will see

with a clear view

that Great Expectation

wasn’t you,

It was Him

calling your name

giving you worth

a greater claim

You now belong

to the Lord on High

and you will soar,

you will fly

Great Expectations

now reside

your soul accepted

the power supplied

by the Lord

the King on High

Praise His Name

Love Exemplified!

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Here is an example of Great Expectations in the Bible:

Jeremiah 11: 1-14

1 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2 (This was after King Jehoiachin and the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)

3 He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to King Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. It said:

4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:

5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.

7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

8 Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.

9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD.

10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”


This is a great example of a verse that can be taken out of context – Jeremiah 11: 11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If you ONLY read that verse, you would think – ‘whelp, God wants me to always have blessings, and now I’m always gunna be rich n stuff.’
black and white donkey head on a grey wooden fence nearby green grass field
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Right?  Now you’re a Christian – so now life is gunna be perfect.  WRONG.  and how sad for people to think that and then turn from their faith cause they assumed they were lied to and received the wrong kind of religion.  We need to accept the truth – and apply it with FAITH.
In Context, that verse in the Bible is an excerpt – part of a letter, words from God to His People in Exile – in that time and on that day – not written for you, and not written today.  SHOCKING!
That verse is meant to encourage a group of people that were suffering.
If you just read that verse alone, you might assume (refer to the above picture) that when you are saved the Lord promises constant prosperity in your life, full of blessings and joy.
Nope, I can tell you right now, it doesn’t, it won’t and it’s absurd to think otherwise.  What the Christian life is full of is work, learning, growth, faith and love.
It’s true that the LORD loves you, and wants you to enjoy blessings, but he also allows suffering because this world was released to Satan the day that EVE ate that stupid apple.  SO, sin is here, yup, and the only way we can be saved from it is to accept Salvation.  But that acceptance doesn’t ever mean that life is now perfect – cause people – you’re still on Earth.  But hope does exist – in our life after death – the promise of a perfect and joy-filled heaven – Eternal splendor in Heaven praising God.  That’s our hope, that’s our future.
Growth involves falling down and getting back up, probably with scrapped knees and scars that constantly teach you that you are mortal, and life is real, peppered with pain and suffering.  The lesson is to constantly lean on God, love him, humble yourself and be thankful for the happy times.  Cause the happy times are awesome, but so is the pain, cause now we aren’t alone, we have comfort in our Heavenly Father.  AMEN.
Great Expectations lead us to hard work, relying on God for answers and fighting the good fight.  He expects us to get up, thank Him, work for Him, and LOVE Him.
In everything we do, do it for Him.
Dear God bless us today with the strength and the ability, desire and passion to meet His Great Expectations. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

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