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What Are You Looking Forward To?

By Don Loftis | 08.17.11

I have always said that half of the fun of a vacation is looking forward to going.  The anticipation of taking a trip or having the family come for a visit may surpass the event itself.  Even a night out with our spouse is made more enjoy-able by thinking about it for several days in advance.
The Scriptures certainly affirm the value of high expectations.  The psalmist (119:147-148) says, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Thy words. My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Thy word.”  A few chapters later he adds (122:1),  “I Was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD.’”  We should look forward to our worship assemblies as well as those private moments of spiritual encounter.
Regarding our eternal hope, Paul told Titus (2:13-14), “Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”  Thoughts of heaven and eternity should brighten our day and increase our desire to go there.
While it is good to have earthly events to look forward to, it seems that Christians should always have some spiritual event “on the front burner” — something we are looking forward to.  Whether that is an event like Ladies’ Day or a dinner with another family from church or heaven itself, our lives will be blessed by our anticipation.  Don’t forget to share your excitement with others!!

I have always said that half of the fun of a vacation is looking forward to going.  The anticipation of taking a trip or having the family come for a visit may surpass the event itself.  Even a night out with our spouse is made more enjoy-able by thinking about it for several days in advance.      The Scriptures certainly affirm the value of high expectations.  The psalmist (119:147-148) says, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Thy words. My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Thy word.”  A few chapters later he adds (122:1),  “I Was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the LORD.’”  We should look forward to our worship assemblies as well as those private moments of spiritual encounter.      Regarding our eternal hope, Paul told Titus (2:13-14), “Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”  Thoughts of heaven and eternity should brighten our day and increase our desire to go there.      While it is good to have earthly events to look forward to, it seems that Christians should always have some spiritual event “on the front burner” — something we are looking forward to.  Whether that is an event like Ladies’ Day or a dinner with another family from church or heaven itself, our lives will be blessed by our anticipation.  Don’t forget to share your excitement with others!!


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One Response to “What Are You Looking Forward To?”

  1. mickey says:

    The psalmist (119:147-148) says, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Thy words. My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Thy word.”

    thanks for reminding me…thanks don

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