With Great Joy and Anticipation


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Joy To The World-Unspeakable Joy   Chris Tomlin
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With Great Joy and Anticipation

Have you ever anticipated when you would finally meet someone, the reaction you would have? In business, we talk to many people and I often wonder what they look like, how they are in person verses on the phone.  When we are waiting on our children or grandchildren to be born…the anticipation to see them, hold them, to love on them.  It is so hard to explain the feeling and excitement waiting on that moment to arrive.  What do you do when it gets here? The joy is so much that you can hardly stand it and hard to explain to someone…you just have to experience it.

The other day as I was driving to see my precious granddaughter for her second birthday, Mercy ME’s “I Can Only Imagine” came on the radio.  I was listening to the words as I was singing along.  I start praising and worshiping the Lord as I began to imagine that day I finally get to see my Lord’s face.  At one point, I shut my eyes to just praise. (This I would not advise since I was driving…. but it was a brief moment, on back roads, with no one in site).  I was so caught up in trying to imagine what it will be like to finally see my Lord!!!    You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.  PSALM 16:11    I was filled with overwhelming joy trying to imagining being in HIS presence.  No matter how much I tried it is so unimaginable.  When that day comes, this I do know…. if thinking about it brings me that much joy…how much more will there be when it becomes  reality!!!

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9

I Can Only Imagine

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I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side
I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I…
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I Ifall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever worship you

By Lori Walker
Thank you Lori for the reminder that one day we will see Jesus face to face. For now we can only imagine and work and wait for the kingdom to come.

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