23 November 2012

Wait with expectation


Waiting patiently for God 
always includes joyful expectation.  
Without expectation 
our waiting can get bogged down in the present.  
When we wait in expectation 
our whole beings are open to be surprised by joy.

It is this joyful expectation of God's coming 
that offers vitality to our lives. 
The expectation of the fulfilment 
of God's promises to us 
is what allows us to pay full attention 
to the road on which we are walking.
Henri Nouwen

being still with Sandy

 

6 comments:

Linda Stoll said...

.. always appreciating the wisdom from Henri ...

Amanda said...

What a lovely photo!! Beautiful words :) Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Still Saturday, have a blessed day!!

Gayle said...

Yes, we begin the wait of Advent filled with hope and anticipation.

Anna said...

Beautiful words for the season.

caryjo said...

Amen! Encouraging... especially now when I seem to be staggering down the pathways/roads instead of simply walking with/for Him.

Sooner or later, always and forever... all we have is Him... and that is a blessing beyond belief.

Thanks much, Karin.

Karen June Miller said...

Serene thoughts -- even from Monday!

Thanks for sharing!

Karen
Idaho

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