Five Minute Friday: Expect

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Jesus is coming again. Not as a babe. Not as the Lamb. But as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is coming again. I believe this to be true and to this degree, you can say that I expect His return. But do I expect, that is anticipate or look forward to His coming? I have to admit that I do not believe so. Why? Because true expectation changes behavior.

I think of what happens when I am expecting something, for example, a call or a package. When it is a call, I keep my cell phone close. Make sure the ringer is on and I listen for the ringing even when I am engaged in other activities. When I am expecting a person, my behaviors are similar but I also make preparations for the visit. True expectation changes behavior.

And so I long to long for His return because I know when I begin to truly expect His return, my perspective on life will change. The choices I make will change. What I value will change. For true expectation changes behavior.


I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community, at our new home, for our weekly writing adventure. To learn more about the Five Minute Friday community, click here. This week’s writing prompt is, “Expect.”









7 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Expect

  1. I loved your thoughts here. So true that if we are really expecting something/ someone it changes our behaviour. It would make a difference to live with more of a focus on expecting Jesus.

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