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At the Home of Martha and Mary38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
How often does this happen to us? Running around, created the perfect everything and ended up missing out on the joy! Ugh, so guilty of this. The only great expectation we should have is the one that the Lord puts in us.
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.”
He has plans, he has the knowledge and the expectations that within his righteousness he will allow us to do great things. Friends, stop it. Stop with the great expectations. Stop missing out on the joy afforded us in his perfect plan by focusing on the disappointment of our un-reasonable thought life. Revel in his beauty. Hear the words I love you. Appreciate the night out when it's given. Have fun playing instead of posing. Expect greatness from the joy of the unplanned.
Sending you all my love this weekend as you venture into a new mindset of less expectations more JOY in the here and now. If you do not know about God's great love and passion for his people please ask me more! Because in his great plan, goodness and righteousness we are Beautifully and Wonderfully Made!