This morning as I was reading my devotional I came across a section that is talking about expectations. As I was reading I was certain that that was what my topic would be today, I felt like God was speaking to me as I read that chapter. But as I sat down to begin typing my hands were still and I was unable to even begin my thoughts. Perhaps this is not what God is leading me to write today, perhaps my reasons for wanting to write about expectations are selfish and misplaced. Perhaps I wasn’t thinking of writing for you but for me.
This journey I am on of growing and learning to love as Christ loves, has been more than I could have ever imagined. The peace that fills me day after day, even in the midst of conflict is the peace I have been longing for all my adult life. Spending time each day in the Word and reading books written by people far more qualified than me, has brought me closer to the Lord in ways I had heard people speak of, but had never experienced on a personal level before now.
Today I pray that the Lord continue to change me, my intentions, my reactions and actions, and that he renew my mind and give me a tender loving heart to see others through His eyes with no expectations, judgement or pretense.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.