“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12

We’re all worried about this spirit of expectation and entitlement that is being woven into us. Although you have rights obviously, let’s not live our lives from a spirit of entitlement. Let’s be surprised by life. Some of the most joyful things that you’re going to experience are big surprises. I’ve actually never had a surprise party, but I’ve always wanted one. I’ve been a part of them; I’m usually the guy that messes it up — like I didn’t get the info right. But there’s something about like a big fun surprise that’s so joyful. Many of us, we’re such planners, and we want to make sure everything is in order to feel safe. What we’re really doing is saying I don’t want any surprises in my life because bad surprises are just as bad as good surprises are good. I say take them both. Let’s live life, shall we? Let’s be brave, let’s be wholehearted, and let’s be vulnerable. Let’s be surprised by life.

PRAYER: Thank you, God, for life’s big surprises.

REFLECTION: Have you experienced a surprise in your life lately?


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  1. I just received a diagnosis of the early beginning of Alzheimer’s. Your prayers as I try to adjust to this
    will be very much appreciated and needed.
    Thank you.

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