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Monday, January 5, 2009

Looking Ahead

"He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
many will see and fear and will trust in the Lord."
Psalm 40:3

What are you looking forward to in 2009? What resolutions if any have you made? What expectations do you have? Where is your hope and expectation? Some years ago God had an important lesson to teach me about expectations. If my expectations are in others I will be disappointed at some point in time. See I had a particular expectation , that if I tried hard enough, and strived to do all of the right things, that the circumstance or situation would turn out like I hoped. This has been true for many relationships that I have had over the years with family and friends. This simply is not true, and will set you up for much disappointment!
I have finally started getting it after many, many times of failure in this area. The only one who will never disappoint is the Lord!
"I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope." Psalm 130:5
My prayer is that in 2009 our hope and expectation will be in HIM alone, the One"who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us" Ephesians 3:20
Have a blessed week. Jackie

10 comments:

Amelia said...

I so agree with you...broken relationships with family is so hard to bear...but I believe 2009 is the time to move on...and let God deal with them and the situation...I've tried.

I do want to walk closer to my Savior this new year.

Amelia

April said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post and scripture today! Just what I needed! Have a terrific Monday!

Amy Cannon said...

Have a great week...I am enjoying your blog...A real inspiration..!

Songbirdtiff said...

It really is difficult to not put your trust in a person, and put it in God instead. I'm working on this, too. Thanks for the inspiring post!

Marie said...

"If my expectations are in others I will be disappointed at some point in time."

Oh, truer words have not been spoken!! I have to remind myself of that daily. I realized last year that I expect too much from people... my family in particular. Now if I can only work on forgiveness!

Jennifer said...

This was a perfect post for me today. Thanks for the reminder to refocus....

This was an encouragment for me! God bless your week.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I so agree with you and that's a lesson a learned many years ago!

Manuela

Smelling Coffee said...

This is so true!!! Thank you for sharing this truth - if we can only live this way!!!

Blessings to you, Jackie!

Sandy Toes said...

I am not much into resolutions but I do have thoughts and plans for 2009!!! I always feel a resolution is just something I will "fail" at the next day...love the verse from Psalms!
-sandy toe

Simply Dandy said...

Amen Jackie, that seems to be a desire for a lot of Christians for 2009. Makes me wonder, how long until he is coming back??

Hugs,
LeAnn:)