The Special of the Day... From the Orange Moon Cafe...
This day will bring blessings, challenges, and many moments of everyday responsibility and occurrence that seem mundane and ordinary. For born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, however, today will most of all present the involved presence of God to our hearts and lives.
"I will be with thee… We shall live with Him by the power of God" (Isaiah 43:2; II Corinthians 13:4).
Our responsibility regarding our Heavenly Father's promise involves a determined anticipation. As the Psalmist affirmed, "My expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5). Why did David express such confidence? Because his faithful Lord had promised He would be the greatest truth and reality of all David would face in both time and eternity.
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever" (Psalm 23:6).
In even greater measure, God promises His indwelling and involved presence to Christians. He dwells within us by the Holy Spirit, and He works all things together for good to those who love Him (I Corinthians 3:16; Romans 8:28-29). Thus, we must expect God along every pathway and in all circumstances, situations, and conditions of our lives. This does not mean we will see or understand the entirety of His working on our behalf. "We walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7). In fact, the vast measure of His doings will be hidden from our perception. The magnitude of His involvement and the limitations of our awareness mean that we see so very little of His working. How could it be otherwise? Still, we expect God and we affirm that He awaits us wherever we go, and will be there when we arrive.
I wait for you, My child, wherever you may go.
I'll be there when you arrive, I'll be with you as you go.
For we live this life together, forever two as one,
our hearts made one forever, united in My Son.
I wait for you, My child, I'll be with you as you go.
Expectations determine experience. If we base our view of the future primarily on circumstances, situations, and conditions, we will be tossed to and fro by the winds of life. Conversely, anticipation of God enables us to more richly enjoy our blessings, more adequately face our challenges, and more faithfully travel the everyday pathways of life. "Expect God." Few aspects of faith more prepare us to live our lives for His glory, the blessing of others, and the fulfillment of our hearts.
"I will look for Him."
Weekly Memory Verse
In the multitude of words there wanteth (lacks) not sin."