Monday, November 5, 2018

E X P E C T A T I O N S
I Peter 1:13

Upon what are your confident expectations for this season and today’s competition built?  In whom or what do you fully place your hope for something?  Are those people or things fully trustworthy?

Today’s scripture tells us of someone who is completely worthy of our trust.  Peter writes about this at chapter 1 and verse 13 of his first letter, “Therefore prepare your minds for action, be self controlled and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Our athletic hopes are usually resting upon the team’s talent, the coaching staff’s wisdom and insight, and the maturity and teamwork with which we compete.  Those are sometimes very secure, but at other times less than reliable objects of our expectation.  Things like injuries, illness, discouragement, staff transitions and even fear can tear at our hope for success.

A much more secure object of hope is the grace that we receive in Jesus.  Trust the work that he’s doing in you individually and collectively.  Trust Him to do the very best in you everyday.  He’s 100% trustworthy and He will always work to bring about the best in you.  

As you pray in preparation to compete, ask the Lord to give you everything you need to fully contribute to your team’s effort today.  You can trust Him to be a consistent, faithful source of hope.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 8:21-30
II Peter 2:17-22
Ezekiel 16