June 9, 2017

What Does the Lord Expect of Me? {Five Minute Friday}

What Does the Lord EXPECT of you? {Five Minute Friday}
Here we are again on Five Minute Friday. I don't know about you, but our sunset was gorgeous! As the sun was preparing to set, my husband was able to roll his last bale of the first cutting for our hay season. He got done just before our Sabbath began and is happy he won't have to go back to rolling on Sunday like they thought. But as I was saying, here we are at another Five MInute Friday, and this week's theme is...expect!

AND GO


Expect.
There are several different definitions or uses for this verb...

1. to look forward
2. to be pregnant :  await the birth of one's child —used in progressive tenses
3. to anticipate or look forward to the coming or occurrence of 
4. to suppose, think
    a. to consider probable or certain
    b. to consider reasonable, due, or necessary
    c. to consider bound in duty or obligated

Today I was remembering the word in relation to the 4th definition--as in like having expectations. I was thinking about the expectations that God has for His people. I was thinking about how simple they are, yet how complicated we make them. And how hard it seems for us to actually DO them. 

You can find them actually in the Old Testament. Did you know that? Yes, hiding in Micah, a small easily overlooked minor prophet, we can see a summary of the EXPECTATIONS that God has for us. For me.

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
~ Micah 6:8

His expectations. His requirements for His children can be boiled down here in these three things.
Do Justly.
Love mercy
Walk humbly with your God. 

Everything else will come naturally if we can just meet these expectations. And yet, we seem to struggle with them. I struggle with them. 

So today...tonight, be thinking about these expectations from God. If you can live your life every day following these three things, you will have a good life indeed.
Micah 6:8

AND STOP


May you and your family be greatly blessed and have beautiful peace this weekend. And Happy Sabbath to those who keep it!

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