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Put Your Hope In The Lord Jesus

  Day 2 Put Your Hope In The Lord Jesus Romans 8:25 “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” It can take years to see the fruit of your labor. And honestly, sometimes your patience can run thin. But as for many of us, we are working towards our goals of glorifying Christ. We try hard and wait for the Lord to move, but it seems like it takes forever; if this speaks to you, you are not alone! When we put our hope in the Lord Jesus, we know if …

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Our Line of Hope Is The Prayer Line

Day 3 Our Line Of Hope Is The Prayer Line How many times have you put your joy in Hope? Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”   Look at Paul; he was tortured, beaten, thrown in jail, shipwrecked, and so many other trials, yet he says right here, “Be joyful in Hope’. Paul separated himself from the prosecution and put his Hope in Christ. Don’t you sometimes feel like nothing is left to do, but as you trust Christ, he lifts you up and shows you, for instance, when you sing a worship song …

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What Is Our Hope This Year?

  Day 6 James 1:12  “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Our promise is set when we turn our life and all circumstances to Jesus. On this day and all days forward, remember that he will come again, we will persevere, and we know that we will receive the crown of life from Jesus as promised. My prayer is this for you: that the Lord will shine His light through you and that you will …

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Put Your Hope In The Unseen God

            Put Your Hope In The Unseen God The Unseen Hope we have in God is not something the world understands. Many base their Hope on what they can see and how it will help them, but I say to you, brethren, put your Hope in the Unseen God and wait in high expectation. Our Hope is ahead of us as we navigate the world and the Word of God in our everyday lives, don’t be deceived into thinking that God isn’t listening, He hears you, and He knows your groaning and lament. He knows …

Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

During this time of year, Christians focus on the birth of Jesus. He was the Son of God born to become the sacrifice for the sins of the world. Because He died on the cross and was resurrected conquering sin and death, Jesus is our only hope, peace, joy and unconditional love that we can experience both in this life and the next.  It is only through Him that these life conditions are met. He is our Hope of eternal life because of His sacrifice. Titus 1:2  “…in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time …

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The Joy of Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Everyone needs something to look forward to. Without a path, we wander aimlessly and without purpose. A friend once gave me a paper weight with a wise saying on it: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” I keep that paper weight on my desk at home to remind me to always have a purpose, the one God has for me. After my husband passed away a …

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Faith

Faith Reading: James 2:14-26 Faith is the act of believing in something or someone when you have no concrete proof of existence or that the person will follow through with their promises. Hebrews 11:1 tells us faith is the essence of our hope, the evidence of the unseen. Having faith is so easy, even a child could do it. In Luke 18:16-17, Jesus tells his disciples that to enter the kingdom of God, people must have faith as a child would. The key word in the above definition of faith is “act.”  It’s one thing to say we believe something, …

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Backfire

There are times in our life when the thought-through plans can backfire on us. We get discouraged and ask God, “why me?” Don’t fret. God’s already got something better in mind. Let God revive your spirit of doubt into an overwhelming resolve of hope. Psalm 21:11 -”Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.” Dianne Petrey

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Following the Holy Spirit From Start to Finish

    I have a tendency to run ahead of God. I’ll sense a call to action and a surge of His Spirit within, then race ahead, without divine clarity on the how. Do you ever do that? Do you ever assume that first nudge is all you need, only to discover, once you’ve landed in a mess of your own making, that you were missing a few crucial pieces? Details and insight God would’ve provided, had you had the patience, humility, and self-control to wait? One Sunday, I came to church super frustrated regarding a particularly confusing and exhausting …

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Trust Brings Overflowing Hope

  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 Overflowing hope. Hard to ponder the magnitude of what that means. Hope on steroids? Hope beyond imagination? Hope that defies the imagination? Perhaps it is all that and more. And it can be ours … it is ours! This overflowing hope is one of the many by-products that come to those of us who trust in Him. To trust in God is to rely upon Him. …

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Love — Protects, Trusts, Hopes, Perseveres

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. I Corinthians 13:6-7   If asked to define love, many of us would use words like joy, delight, and acceptance.  Some might describe butterflies in the stomach, floating on air, or extreme happiness. But when Paul wrote to the Corinthians, he talked more about what love does than about how it feels. And he also used an extreme qualifier: always. He tells us that love protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres. And he added that love always does these things. In …

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Give Hope

Did you know that you can’t give something away that you don’t already possess. This is also true with hope. Encouraging others is a gift from God that I inspire others to achieve. “A Christian’s hope isn’t an escape or wishful thinking, as C.S. Lewis says, but something that a Christian is meant to do.” Can you have hope, but not faith? In God you can’t. Faith to a Christian is believing that God does what He says He will do. Hope is the forethought of that faith. I can hope that someone in my family will be saved, but …