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Living With Great Expectations

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“Living With Great Expectations”
1 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

I think it’s safe to say we have all had many past experiences with having high expectations in various situations only to have those hopes dashed away for whatever reasons.

You visit a fast food place, restaurant or have a meal delivered that someone spoke highly of and recommended, but then you end up having terrible service or food that was cold and tasted terrible.

You go see a movie that you’ve waited so long to see, but then you are so disappointed in the plot and are let down for spending the time and money.

You buy a product from a store that you’ve heard so much about and are excited to finally try, but then it turns out to be a piece of junk and you’re left broken-hearted from the anticipation you once had.

We’ve all been let down like this in some way or another and we often get tired of having great expectations of something turning out good only to have a completely opposite experience. We all had great expectations for a great year in 2020, but we learned that anything can happen at any time to completely blow our minds in various ways.

Sometimes it’s really hard to live with great expectations after a very crazy 2020 and now with all that’s happened this year so far. We tend to be hesitant to have great expectations and wonder sometimes if we should get excited about things. Well, if they are worldly things, we better be prepared to get let down and not have high hopes. However……if our expectations are a different and we focus instead on things not of this world, then we may just be in luck!

We can have great expectations in our hope with God and He will never disappoint! That’s not to say hard times won’t come, but He will never let us down. We can rejoice and have great expectations to know that we have a priceless inheritance in Christ! When the world lets us down, we always have Christ to trust and rely on. He has given us new life and that life in Him is filled with great expectations!

In Christ, we can always live with great expectations!
 

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“Living With Great Expectations”
1 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

I think it’s safe to say we have all had many past experiences with having high expectations in various situations only to have those hopes dashed away for whatever reasons.

You visit a fast food place, restaurant or have a meal delivered that someone spoke highly of and recommended, but then you end up having terrible service or food that was cold and tasted terrible.

You go see a movie that you’ve waited so long to see, but then you are so disappointed in the plot and are let down for spending the time and money.

You buy a product from a store that you’ve heard so much about and are excited to finally try, but then it turns out to be a piece of junk and you’re left broken-hearted from the anticipation you once had.

We’ve all been let down like this in some way or another and we often get tired of having great expectations of something turning out good only to have a completely opposite experience. We all had great expectations for a great year in 2020, but we learned that anything can happen at any time to completely blow our minds in various ways.

Sometimes it’s really hard to live with great expectations after a very crazy 2020 and now with all that’s happened this year so far. We tend to be hesitant to have great expectations and wonder sometimes if we should get excited about things. Well, if they are worldly things, we better be prepared to get let down and not have high hopes. However……if our expectations are a different and we focus instead on things not of this world, then we may just be in luck!

We can have great expectations in our hope with God and He will never disappoint! That’s not to say hard times won’t come, but He will never let us down. We can rejoice and have great expectations to know that we have a priceless inheritance in Christ! When the world lets us down, we always have Christ to trust and rely on. He has given us new life and that life in Him is filled with great expectations!

In Christ, we can always live with great expectations!
Today, it is not possible to materially display any effect of Peter's "priceless inheritance" beyond talk of Faith and psychology. The current Church is far removed from the overt Power which took place when Peter wrote. What was clearly observable in The Spirit back then now occurs as an extreme exception.

God has allowed today's situation to come into place so that the End Time defeat of Satan is immensely more apparent, glorifying God's Name. God's nature is to potentiate and then judge all things. Jesus brought a "Sword."
 
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“Living With Great Expectations”
1 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.

I think it’s safe to say we have all had many past experiences with having high expectations in various situations only to have those hopes dashed away for whatever reasons.

You visit a fast food place, restaurant or have a meal delivered that someone spoke highly of and recommended, but then you end up having terrible service or food that was cold and tasted terrible.

You go see a movie that you’ve waited so long to see, but then you are so disappointed in the plot and are let down for spending the time and money.

You buy a product from a store that you’ve heard so much about and are excited to finally try, but then it turns out to be a piece of junk and you’re left broken-hearted from the anticipation you once had.

We’ve all been let down like this in some way or another and we often get tired of having great expectations of something turning out good only to have a completely opposite experience. We all had great expectations for a great year in 2020, but we learned that anything can happen at any time to completely blow our minds in various ways.

Sometimes it’s really hard to live with great expectations after a very crazy 2020 and now with all that’s happened this year so far. We tend to be hesitant to have great expectations and wonder sometimes if we should get excited about things. Well, if they are worldly things, we better be prepared to get let down and not have high hopes. However……if our expectations are a different and we focus instead on things not of this world, then we may just be in luck!

We can have great expectations in our hope with God and He will never disappoint! That’s not to say hard times won’t come, but He will never let us down. We can rejoice and have great expectations to know that we have a priceless inheritance in Christ! When the world lets us down, we always have Christ to trust and rely on. He has given us new life and that life in Him is filled with great expectations!

In Christ, we can always live with great expectations!
I freely admit I have trouble trusting God to let my life have success/peace after all I've been through and am still going through. But even in the face of all this, including my spiritual "Charlie Brown" outlook on myself, I cling to Jeremiah 29:11.
" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
 
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