Friday, June 9, 2017

Five Minute Friday: "Expect"

Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV)

I once heard Pastor Creflo Dollar describe the hope in Hebrews 11:1 as "an earnest expectation with an outstretched neck."

I like that.

For me, the outstretched neck isn't just the giddy anticipation of the goodness yet to come, but also the willingness to "stick my neck out" and take the risks that bring those good things to us.

Earnest expectation is active, not passive.

God has been doing a lot lately to bump up my expectations.  He's had to help me become willing to receive the good He has in store.  I'd gotten so used to either expecting nothing or expecting everyone else's leftovers that I had to change.

I'm ready to stick my neck out.  How about you?

Prompts provided by Mrs. Kate over at Five Minute Friday.


  1. I'm your neighbor at #92 this week. Yep, I've been sticking my neck out a lot! Living in God's comfort zone created a new comfort zone of my own. Sticking my neck out to share His work, His word, brings a comfort I hadn't expected. Loved your post