Sandy Redfearn

A fervent heart ~ for God's presence. A teacher ~ with an ear for God’s voice.
A woman of prayer ~ with a prophetic message.
A Coach ~ with a passionate heart to awaken purpose.

TIS THE SEASON OF EXPECTATION



 
My prayer of blessing for you this year:

  I continue to ask the Father of Lights to shine
His heart desire upon your path…
And you will know the way to go. 
The delight of His heart is to give you heaven!
 
Open your heart this year and let Him pour the river
of His thoughts and desires in the cup of your heart. 

Spread wide the apron of expectation upon the
field of dreams and He will give you the desires
of your heart!  This I Know!
Love Him and He Will show you off to the world!”
Now that our Christmas trees have been crammed back into their boxes and all those lights and stockings hung by the chimney with care have miraculously found a hiding place, and all the wrappings of another year are tossed out, as the arrival of another season quickly unfolds before us.

It’s a new year waiting to be unwrapped one day at a time.  Starting our new wish list begins early as we reflect back upon some of those things we looked for and did not find under the tree of last year.   Desires, dreams, hopes and promises, once again fill our lists.  Wrapped tightly within our hearts do we dare open our soul with expectation for the prospects of inheritance?

Could the psalmist hold a key  (or the wrapping paper) needed in order to make all our dreams come alive?

Give ear to my words, O Lord,
consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Beloved, EXPECTATION is what our year must be wrapped in.
Expectation is the background music for a performance of a lifetime.   
It has to top our “Must” list of 2012.   Webster defines it as, (the belief in something to bring about an expected end.)       

John Maxwell suggests that, "Disappointment is the gap that exists between expectation and reality, and all of us have encountered that gap." 
Misplaced, inappropriate, or broken expectations can cripple people’s hopes and dreams.  At times the greatest disappointment has been with our self.

Sadly we all have misplaced “expectation” at one time or another.  Not realizing at the junction of disappointment is where we left behind our greatest traveling companion.  We stand now at the threshold of a new year looking back at a year of deflated dreams, and embers of a heart once set ablaze.  Not a great way to end a year! 

Ferdinand Foch, a French commander in chief of allied armies during WW1 said,
 “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire”.
Expectation is the match that lights the fuel of passion causing us to excel to greater heights in life.   If we lose our fire we forfeit our dreams. 

The psalmist David said, “My expectation is from You Lord.”  (Psa. 62:5).
Ruth took all her broken years of lose, grief, unfulfilled dreams and a life of uncertainty and wrapped them with expectation in the God of Naomi, (Jehovah). She walked out into the field of the One who could redeem, restore, revive and renew a passion for life once again and spread wide her apron of expectation upon the field of dreams.

Laying down at the feet of Boaz her kinsman redeemer she stretched out her empty heart before the One the Apostle Paul described as “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever.”  Eph. 3:20-21. 
 
When God promises something He always exceeds our expectations.
 
Open wide your heart for the prospect of inheritance.  It’s a very good year! Hope does not disappoint.

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