Preparing a new talk is always so exciting to me. The process of studying God’s word and selecting relevant stories to share is fun and challenging, stressful and exciting. My prayer is always to share what God wants me to share and what will be a blessing to my audience. Your prayers over my new talk would be greatly appreciated, too!
Right now the talk I am finishing is one with the theme “expecting the unexpected during the holidays”. It seems the holidays are filled with unmet expectations and the unexpected, often leaving us disappointed and stressed. I wondered what would happen if we just expected the unexpected ~ how would that change our attitudes, our expectations, our focus.
God often works in unexpected ways, using unexpected people for His purposes. It is a wonderful thing! So if we are seeking and serving God, then we should be expecting the unexpected, as contrary as that might sound. So this holiday season, I am going to make it a point to see blessings in the unexpected and to be a blessing to others…and that’s just part of what I hope to share in a few weeks. How will you manage the unexpected in the months to come?