Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quiet Time- Great Expectations

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
A couple of weeks ago we watched a sermon (yes, truth be told we usually "watch" church HERE) and the topic was baggage. The whole message really spoke to me, especially when Pastor Chris came to our "unrealistic expectation of this life". A lot of the time in today's world we expect Heaven on Earth. Or as as Chris put it, "We think God obligates himself to make Earth Heaven". Then he went on to point out that Jesus actually came to save us from this life.

I definitely "hope/expect" this life to be everything I want it to be, the reminder that it isn't supposed to be perfect by any means was comforting and thought provoking. Something I am still thinking about...

To watch this message click HERE or visit Church of the Highlands

6 comments:

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

I too, find comfort in the fact that we are on a "journey." By stripping away the expectations of perfection, it allows us to celebrate the process of learning and making mistakes as we go along. Thanks for a beautiful post!
XO Piper

Teresa Hatfield said...

Wonderful church. My daughter is a student at Samford and Church of the Highlands is her church. Love this verse :).
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I suspect it is every Pastor/Minister's joy when their parishioners leave the church taking the message home with them. To think it over, discuss it and apply to do their life. I like Chris' message. I often see it with my youngest that she expects everything to be perfect all of the time. So often people feel they are 'owed' a good life. This sermon explains this issue well. Marianne thank you for sharing. Hoping your holiday was a great one?! xx

Andrea said...

One of my favorite verses :)

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Rachel said...

What a wonderful message to remind yourself of!! I think I forget this from time to time, and I will have to tuck this verse away into my head (right next to the one from Evan Almighty!!) ;-)

Hope you're having a great break!