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Great Expectations

As children we looked forward to Christmas because of the gifts we expected to receive.  What are your expectations in your relationship with the Lord?  This morning I listened to a message by Joel Osteen in which he encouraged his congregation and television viewing audience to begin to expect the goodness of God right NOW!  He explained that many of us have faith to believe God for the "future" but so many more of us lack the boldness to believe that God is a right NOW God.

As I listened to his message I began to recall moments throughout my life in which God's favor and goodness was present in the "NOW".  I have lived in a season of great personal and professional growth and witnessed how my spiritual foundation enabled me to be victorious over my challenges.  I have also lived in a season in my life in which it seemed as if there was "no" personal or professional growth and again my spiritual foundation enabled me to be victorious over my challeng…