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    Holy Anticipation

    I typically struggle to sleep on night’s before a big event just like I struggled to sleep the night before Christmas when I was a little kid. (Yes. I was once little.). Tonight is one of those nights. I have a big event coming up tomorrow, and I’m hoping I can get a few hours of sleep. It could be a challenge, but I’m going to do my best.

    Have you ever experienced this kind of anticipation?

    The day before the first day of school….

    The night before your wedding day….

    The night before you start a new job….

    The morning of a big test or a big game or a big meeting….

    Anticipation is that feeling you get when you are so excited to see what will happen next. That’s the kind of anticipation I have right now.

    What I am anticipating is a big deal for me. I look forward to it every year, and I’m always a little sad when it’s over. Then I have to start the waiting clock all over again.

    What if we had this same kind of enthusiastic anticipation for some other things?

    The hour before a meaningful conversation….

    The hour before we get to spend time with the one we love….

    The years before we spend eternity in heaven….

    This kind of anticipation is holy. There’s something extra special about relationships with others and with God.

    Unfortunately, many of us get caught up in the rat race of life, and we lose the sense of job and enthusiasm for things that will really last. Instead, we overly focus ourselves on things that will fade away.

    As you head into the day, stop and think about the things that really matter in your life. Now take a moment to get excited about these things. Share your enthusiasm with others.

    That’s Holy Anticipation.

    That’s worth your energetic excitement.

    What are you anticipating? Share your thoughts in the comments.