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Expectations

I have been reading some of my journals.  I never ceased to be amazed on how much wisdom is in what the Lord speaks.  How silly is that?  Of course, what God speaks is always wisdom.  I think at the time I pen it, there is a sense the words Abba is speaking reaching a level of my being.  But when I read portions that were penned weeks, months and years again, it often speaks volumes and it touches a much deeper part of me.

It is then that the opportunity presents itself for me to allow it to truly become part of me.  Sometimes it requires an acknowledgment that something in me must be rooted out and cleansed for the revelation of the truth to become a permanent part of me.  I must be vulnerable, honest, and humble before the Lord for the transaction.  Sometimes it even requires repentance for letting something remain in me instead of making more room for Him to dwell freely and be released through me for His plan and purpose.

That brings me to the title of this entry. 

 Expectations. . . God’s actually.

The Bible is full of God’s expectations for His people.  The timeless teachings of His principles and ways are very clear.  It is sad that so often we read familiar passage half-heartedly.  Anyone else guilty besides me?

One passage for consideration and meditation: 1 Peter 1:10-16 (HCSB)

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.  They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.

Did you catch the desire of angels. . .they desire to look into the God’s plan of salvation  and His expectations revealed in verses 13-16, 

Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

As obedient children do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance.
But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct;
for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

I believe that God really has great expectations for all us.  He has given us His enabling Grace for us to respond to His highest plan for all of us.  Salvation is just the beginning!  Where we go from the glorious day we accepted the priceless gift is up to us.  We choose Jesus to be not only Savior, but Lord of our lives.  He will, by His Holy Spirit in us, work in to accomplish all His Father’s expectations. 

~~~~From my Heart to yours~~~~Andrea