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    Question God has a great future in store for you

    Hello!

    1. ready smile =? I understood the word "smile", but am baffled by the word -ready.

    2 God has a great future in store for you. Is it a usual saying by Christians if you know?

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    There's no shortage of churches in Houston, deep in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it's surprising that the largest one in the city -- and in the entire country -- is tucked away in a depressed corner most Houstonians would never dream of visiting. Yet 30,000 people endure punishing traffic on the narrow roads leading to Lakewood Church every weekend to hear Pastor Joel Osteen deliver upbeat messages of hope. A youthful-looking 42-year-old with a ready smile, he reassures the thousands who show up at each of his five weekend services that "God has a great future in store for you." His services are rousing affairs that often include his wife, Victoria, leading prayers and his mother, Dodie, discussing passages from the Bible.

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    Re: God has a great future in store for you

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello!

    1. ready smile =? I understood the word "smile", but am baffled by the word -ready.

    2 God has a great future in store for you. Is it a usual saying by Christians if you know?

    Thanks!
    1. His smile is always ready to be used. He smiles readily (easily). He is quick to smile. He always has a smile ready.

    2. Yes, especially in such a situation where the preacher is trying to instill hope in people. Hope is always based in the future.

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    Re: God has a great future in store for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. His smile is always ready to be used. He smiles readily (easily). He is quick to smile. He always has a smile ready.

    2. Yes, especially in such a situation where the preacher is trying to instill hope in people. Hope is always based in the future.
    Thank you for your help, Raymott. I've understand.


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    Re: God has a great future in store for you

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you for your help, Raymott. I've understand.
    Past simple

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    Re: God has a great future in store for you

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    Past simple
    Thank you for your correction.

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