All My Needs

All My Needs

Have you ever thought if I could win the lottery, all my troubles would be over? I could pay off my debts; buy a new house and car. I could, and I could, and I could.  Money gives most of those who have it a false sense of security. The wealthy lean upon the cash in their pocket to supply what they think they need. On the other hand, the person who comes to Christ recognizes a need in themselves…

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Expect Great Things

Expect Great Things

And yet, we have to explore another aspect of the word expectations. This understanding may be the most impactful application in our daily lives. Our God is not a God of threats but of promises. The many times I have messed up, He has always been there to reassemble the broken pieces, dust me off, and set me on the road to start again. It’s like learning to ride a bike. We begin by falling before we get our balance….

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Expectations For God

Expectations For God

Staying with the subject of expectations, I am constrained to ask myself, what expectations do I have for God? Are there good expectations and bad ones? I believe that to be the case because we all expect God to be true to His word. We expect God to hear our cry for help, fight for us, protect us, provide for us and fulfill His promises as believers.  My interference has messed up my life many times. Where I have gotten…

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What do You Expect?

What do You Expect?

I have written on the subject of expectations before. I feel compelled to reexamine the magnitude of its influence on behavior. All relationships rise and fall on our definition of the word. So much depends on understanding what you expect of others or what others expect from you. Relationships are bound to fail when you look for some finite being to fulfill your wants and needs. Most marriages can’t survive because of failed expectations. Someone is not living up to…

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A New Reality

A New Reality

Do you ever feel like you’re living in a different world, a new reality unlike anything you’ve known?   Suddenly, you’re not quite sure how you fit into these new surroundings.  The whole world system is in upheaval, and now you must search for ways to make sense of the chaos. People are changing, and the bulwarks of your safe communities are moving into unfamiliar and insecure territories. What was noble is no longer. What once was considered abhorrent, the world…

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