• Carrie Curran

Surrendered Expectancy

September 9, 2015 Thoughts swirling through my heart and mind as I read these words from Kenneth Copland, "I'm expecting resurrection power to accompany me wherever I go." Sitting, looking at these words tears start to swell in my eyes. The thoughts continue and I start to see a glimpse of answers forming and also more questions.  As a lover of Jesus do I expect the resurrection power to accompany me WHEREVER I GO? In 2 Corinthians 4:10 it says, "We ALWAYS carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." His power is always with us but as I started to ponder this verse I realized that so often myself and other followers of Jesus limit His power within ourselves. I've expected Jesus to show up when commanding healing over myself and others but then I walk into a school or a store and I put a lid on the expectancy, I hide from it. I know His power is there but I try to ignore it because I fall more into the fear of Him not showing up, even though His power is ALWAYS with us. Why do we expect Him when we want Him to reveal Himself but not want to expect Him when He wants to? So often I feel Him nudging to come out and show Himself but I ignore Him.  I, we as Christians need to have a surrendered expectancy of Jesus Christ revealing himself through us wherever we are. Wherever we go He wants to shine through us and we must stop limiting Him. He is not a controlling God, we are not puppets on strings. He gives us the free will to live how we want but He longs for us to chose Him.  Surrender: To surrender means to relinquish possession or control to another, to submit to the power, authority, and control of another.

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