Christmas tree farm in Ventura

Day 1 of Advent

“But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared and worshiped [with submissive wonder]. I wait [patiently] for the Lord , my soul [EXPECTANTLY] waits, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; More than the watchmen for the morning. O Israel, hope in the Lord ; For with the Lord there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption.”
Psalms 130:4‭-‬7 AMP

Entering this Christmas season the Lord was quick to put the word EXPECTANT on my heart.
V. 6 talks about waiting on the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, and I can only picture the expectancy kids have waiting for Christmas morning, the wise men had searching for the Messiah, the shepherds had after the angel appeared to them, Joseph had putting his full faith and trust in the Lord and Mary had in the face of fears, uncertainty and the overwhelm in her heart.

Be expectant this Christmas season. God is bigger and mightier and stronger than your darkest fears.

I’m EXPECTANT. I know who my God is and He’s never failed me. So for what you are going to do Lord, thank you!!! My hope is in Him, I’ll wait, EXPECTANTLY, more than a watchman for the morning.