Editors Note: Please welcome Liz Swanson. 🙂  She is our stylist feature writer who had some profound thoughts to share with us this morning. Thank you for sharing Liz! 

Life, a beautiful picture word loaded with dreams and possibilities. Some journey through with seemingly no expectations and others realize a year after marriage, motherhood or a new job, they had pretenses. But here’s the thing, God needs to be your center.

Expectations can either be a quick path to failure or set your feet in a direction of greatness. Think back on that first year of marriage, first trimester of pregnancy or your first week at a new job. Maybe you are one of the few that each of these things went perfectly and fulfilled all of your dreams/expectations. The rest of you, however found that he still watched football all week instead of the long walks. You threw up at even the scent of an item on the never to be in my presence list or that maybe this new job isn’t fun and it is just work…like the last job. We can take this frame of mind into our time with God. When we do so we are missing the point of entering into His presence.

Psalms 145:1-3 “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Can you imagine feeling this way about your God?

David goes on in this psalm glorifying the Lord. I’m sure I am not alone on a Sunday morning walking into church thinking of the list of other things that I need to be done. Or sadly the things I wish I was doing. At the end of the service I move on with that list and it was another Sunday just as I expected. Nothing new… What am I expecting from God?

Psalms 145:17-18 “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

This is THE GOD you are singing to. He made you to love. The Lord wants to love on you and be a part of what your life is beyond the churches doors. Pray as if He hears and loves with His love to your heart. Expect the God that made the universe to be bigger than you ever thought.



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Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson (Liz) Lives in Kearney. She is married to an amazing man (Josh) that God blessed her to find in her backyard. They are raising two lovely daughters, Elah and Addysen that never let the sun go down without an adventure of some kind. She has been a cosmetologist for 7 years specializing in color and custom sculptured acrylics. She is located at Fanci That Salon downtown Kearney. “It isn’t work. I get to talk with my friends and play dress up every day! I just love that it also provides for my family.”