Not Enough

Enough by Will Davis, Jr.This time last week, we began our trek to Colorado.

We had a sense of the size of our living quarters, but not an accurate measure. So, we took just what we could fit in the car and would return for the rest of our stuff later.

In a week, it’s easy to tell we don’t have enough. We have too much. We’re only using a small percentage of what we packed. In the car. Not enough, too much.

Just before our move, I started reading Enough: Finding More by Living with Less by Will Davis, Jr. and it helped prepare my heart and mind for this season. We’re still “Moving Toward Enough” though we’re not there yet.

I’ve adopted this prayer from Prov 30:7-9

Two things I ask of you;
deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
or lest I be poor and steal
and profane the name of my God.

We are loving Colorado, and loving this living for the Lord. We are richer than we’ve ever been. Thank you, Lord, for our daily bread.

You Never Know What Events will Transpire

Sometimes, along life’s journeys, all we see is black before us. We don’t know, really, what tomorrow will bring.

I’ve learned that there may be multiple journeys in each of our lives. There are right paths (plural), says Ps 23:3 .

And that’s where faith becomes the foundation of our footstep.

You never know what events will transpire to get you home.

Expectations Unrealized or Blueprints Unrecognized?

DisappointedMath or Myth? If there is no expectation, there is no disappointment.

Many of us embark on a journey or launch into a project, a day, a relationship with high expectations. When it doesn’t work out, we might become disappointed. That’s alright, We’ll get ’em next time! But maybe too much disappointment leads to lowering the expectations.

Does “Disappointment” come from Expectations Unrealized or Blueprint Unrecognized?

I dunno. Maybe I used to start lowering expectations so not to be disappointed, but that seemed like I was giving up before I got started. As if Expectations become replaced by Excuses.

One morning, I began wondering about “expectations” not as a thing, not as a noun – but as a verb. I’m still noodling this one around in my head and heart.

As Angela and I launch out on a new mission (more on that soon), my expectations are great, though not rigidly defined. I don’t know exactly all that God has in store for us, but it will be good (Rom 8:28). I expect wonderful and great things – according to His purpose.

He is after all, the Master Planner.

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