Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

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If we desire something…

Expect it to appear any day…

We have hope.

Let’s imagine that you desire a new automobile. You awake every morning expecting it to be parked in your driveway. But you have not researched cars or test-driven any vehicles. You do not know what model, make and year you desire. What do you think is the possibility that you will discover that smacking brand new 2018 Escalade parked in your driveway?

Possibly you desire a new automobile but you have not married your desire to expectation.

Your passion for something has to be yoked to a genuine expectation.

Let us utilize the same scenario above but this time you pray and tell your Father your desire. You go online and view Cadillacs. You make adjustments to your finances. You visit dealerships and price and test drive Escalades. You decide the color and amenities you wish. You do not see the vehicle in front of your house physically but spiritually you believe that you will receive what you asked for. That is genuine HOPE!

You’ve done all you could on your end to receive what you desire. You do not expect your car to drop out of the sky but you persevere and wait eagerly for it.

You do not give up.

You don’t lose hope.

You do not forfeit your passion.

You expect to drive your Escalade off the dealer’s lot anyday now.

With desire married to expectation and hope steadfast – You will receive what you desire.

So we hope for the return of our risen Savior and with perseverance, we wait eagerly for Him to return.

24For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Romans 8:24 (NIV)

Barbara Harvey Carter About Barbara Harvey Carter

Barbara Harvey Carter is a Registered Nurse, speaker, workshop facilitator and Christian counselor. She has a passion for women's issues and writes novels about spiritual warfare in Christian relationships. For more info, please visit her website.

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