Here is the second topic I said I would blog about tonight.
Second Topic: Expectation.
Expectation. What is expectation? We expect everyone to be nice to us. For people to to act the way that they are “supposed” to act. Sometimes expectations can bring disappointments, agreed? I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. I learned the hard way that you cannot expect anyone to do anything. That’s right. Drop your expectations, PLEASE! Not only will it save you the disappointments, but it will release all of the stress of expecting someone to act a certain way when they cannot do that. Expectations are honestly destructive. We as humans change day by day. Because of our ever changing world, we cannot predict what will happen next week, let alone, the next MINUTE! So how can we have such HIGH expectations for others? Humans are always changing their minds, always changing there opinions, always swaying in feelings. God though? He is the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, and forevermore. That’s what is so amazing about Him! His promises remain forever, even in our ever changing world. Even when, we, as humans, are constantly changing ourselves. He. Remains. The SAME. How God is now? That’s how He will be tomorrow. And forevermore. God can fulfill our every need. Humans? Not so much.
Question: What expectations do you have in others around you and how has it caused you disappointment? How can you change that?
Scriptures: Psalm 132, Philippians 1:20
A Song of Ascents.
The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion.
4: “…I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids.
5: Until I find a place for the Lord, A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
5: That is, find a place where the ark of the Covenant could be placed — a magnificent temple.
6: Ephrathah: The Bethlehem area (Ruth 1:2; 1 Samuel 17:12). Woods: The ark of the covenant had been located at Kirjath Jearim (“City of Forests”) before David brought it to Jerusalem (1 Samuel 7:1,2).
8: Arise was the ancient word for moving the ark (Number 10: 35,36).
11: This was quoted by Peter on the Day of Pentecost, confirming the resurrection of Jesus and His ascension to the throne of David (Acts 2:30).
13: God’s NT people are similarly recipients of and undeserved choosing by Him (John 15: 16; 1 Peter 2:9).
20: according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
*Be a strong, bold and courageous man or woman of God, live in righteousness, even if it means you are ridiculed or put to death.*
[All notes were taken out of the NKJV: New Spirit Filled Life Bible and are not my personal thoughts.]
If we learn one thing in Scripture, it is that our God delights in keeping His promises. He delights in redeeming us and in exceeding our expectations.
It is true that David’s son Solomon inherits the throne, but the larger story is one even David could not have imagined. God fulfilled His covenant with David through Christ, through God made man. God not only gave David’s line the throne: God gave them — and us — Himself.
Sisters, this means we are God’s resting place forever.
He dwells within us, not because of our goodness, our accomplishments, or our faithfulness, but because He desired us. He has chosen us. Yes, God is faithful because faithfulness is who He is, but it is also His choice to be faithful.
He chose you yesterday. He chooses you today. He will choose you tomorrow.
But the promise does not end there. He vows to bless us. He promises salvation and joy, physical and spiritual provision.
We can expect His faithfulness. We can expect His blessings.
Our God may not be predictable, but He is faithful. He is trustworthy. We can expect Him to do what He says He will do.
Okay that’s it for today guys! Come back tomorrow for the next two topics: Unity and Praise.
I hope you come back for those topics and thank you for taking out the time to read my blog posts! Thank you SO much!
God Bless You All and Have A Wonderful And Bless Day/Night Wherever You Are!