Anticipation.  Excitement.  Awaiting.  Promise.

Can you remember a time in your life where you were anticipating something coming – someone coming?

Maybe the birth of a little one.  Maybe seeing someone that you haven’t seen in many years?  A new job? A new adventure?

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Anticipation of catching the ball!

For me, each day brings anticipation.  Anticipation of another day with my Lord and my Savior!  What will He bring me today?

Years ago, there was a man named, Simeon, who was “waiting” on the Messiah.  Each day, he waited.  It wasn’t that he didn’t have anything else to do – but he was always in the mode of anticipation – awaiting the coming of the Savior of the World.

“There was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon Him.”         – Luke 2:25 (ESV)

Do you anticipate hearing from God each day? Are you aware of your surroundings?  Anticipating what God will do each day?  Through nature?  Through a friend?  Through His Word?  Through a hug?

God waits for us.  He anticipates us coming to Him.  Longing for us to feel His Presence.  

God is real.  Like us – He waits – He anticipates – He longs – for us to hear Him.

Diligently seek Him today.  Don’t let another day go by without reaching out to Him – to know Him – to desire Him.

My song that I share today is one of my favorites.  I know.  I know.  I say that about all the songs that I put on my blog!  My prayer is that you will sense His Presence and realize that He awaits – He anticipates – spending time with you.

Awake My Soul


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