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Expecting the “Unexpected” an experiment … In Five! ~ {day 11}


In five minutes … Boldly … all heart, no logic … just an unedited heart overflowing onto a digital page … this is what Friday is all about … join us!


Unexpected! … Go!

I’m not sure what I expected … but I have often started my day Expecting God … I go to church expecting God … a friend and I ~ Hey Melissa ~ embarked a few weeks ago on an ‘Expecting the unexpected” week …

And I was amazed. I don’t know why … I should never be amazed that God shows up. He always does, faithfully. His word does say seek and ye shall find, knock and it will be opened to you … does it not?


However, it didn’t always work with such ease. The ease with which I experience Him now … I believe, in my child’s heart, that when Melissa and I embarked on our Unexpected week He decided to play along with His Girls … and we weren’t disappointed.

The thing is I cannot relate any tangible showings for you. I didn’t expect material things … The awesome things are that I was relieved of pain! He showed up at my simple request … I didn’t get tired when I spent a day of exertion with my grandma!

He helped me to comfort in a situation far out of my comfort zone!

He showed up … as I expected He would; but unexpectedly He showed Himself in unexpected ways for me that week … this week …

I think it’s because I believed Him; not just in Him. You know the “in Him” that He is for others; but not for me. Those we see who walk comfortably in the blessings; unlike me who finds the blessings Unexpectedly.

Jesus Cross

Then … God!

Unexpectedly I tapped deeply into the character and heart of God and began to operate in the righteousness that He made me and there it was … the comfort of those blessings.


Forgive my indulgence … I went a touch over the 5 minutes, unexpectedly! 🙂

What was unexpected in your life lately? Did God show up when you didn’t expect Him? Share with us your unexpected heart … unedited!

Blessings Loves!


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

12 thoughts on “Expecting the “Unexpected” an experiment … In Five! ~ {day 11}

  1. ” I think because I believed him, not just believed in Him”…. so, so true! Great post.

  2. The part that Tara quoted was the part that resonated so clearly with me as well…
    “I think it’s because I believed Him; not just in Him.”

    I think you’ve just articulated the kernel of what He’s been teaching me over the last several years… believe Him. We really can *believe* all of these fantastical seemingly outlandish promises He has given… He is as solid as a rock and we can lean hard on Him:)

  3. That quote “I think it’s because I believed Him; not just in Him.” is the same one that stood out for me. I’ve claimed the seek, knock, ask verse many times in my life too.

    May you have an unexpectedly good week!

    • Jendi …
      It seems I hit a chord with that quote! So glad God is confirming this through all of you lovely ladies. Thank you so much for stopping by and you have a blessed week too, with those Unexpected God moments!

  4. great post…I have to say too…believing Him…not just in Him…yes a journey of trusting in His love…

  5. Pingback: Unexpected « Cheryl Meakins Speaks

  6. Always expecting the unexpected… ❤ your words as always! inspiring!

  7. Very nice! Sounds like you had fun.

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