Saturday, October 15, 2011

Great Expectations

According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
(Philippians 1:20 ASV)

   Life is filled with great expectations!

   My first summer job as a teenager came with great expectations.  I loved feeding the chickens, slopping the hogs, and milking the cows, but those expectations soon took a dip as I can given the job of mucking our the barnyard and hoeing the corn field. 

   Couples enter into marriage with great expectations.  The husband is looked upon as the breadwinner and the wife the homemaker.  Sometimes circumstances cause those roles to be reversed and the expectations take a nose dive.  Disillusionment can casue a strain in the relationship.  A mature approach is necessary for the marriage to suceed. 

   A similar scenario exists in our relationship with Jesus Christ.  We enter into our relationship with certain expectations.  When prayers go unanswered, or the answers given don't meet our expectations, a strain in the relationship occurs -- at least on our part.  As humans we are often changeable, but thank God He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 

Thought for the Day: Our expectations fluctuate, but not God's.


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