6/29 Faith, Hope and love

1 Cor 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

This is the vehicle, driver and direction: faith, love and hope. Faith is what moves us, hope keeps you going and the objective is love. These are what make it happen for you. This changes the world and saves you in Christ.

Faith is what puts you in this position. Trusting Jesus puts you in the vehicle and keeps you going. Without continuous faith you are going know where.

Hope is the motivator. It hurls you over the obstacles. It pushes through to the prize.

Love is the destination. This is the reason for the vehicle and driver. It is your purpose to love. Love him and love them. Salvation is at your door step.

6/19 Overflow With Hope

Rom 15:13 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.

A prayer of blessing. Receive it and give it. You will be filled with joy and peace and not only, also hope. As you trust him you will be filled.

Faith in him gives you joy and peace. Everyone is chasing this. You are given it freely as you apply faith to Jesus. And then there is hope.

This hope carries through the valley of the Shadow of Death. Hope that is great through the power of the Holy Spirit is beyond measurable of a gift.

Apply faith and you get it all!

6/4 Hope Persevering

Rom 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

What hope is this? It is the hope of salvation, the resurrection of your body and eternal life. This is the beginning of the source of your power to persevere. You must keep this hope constantly before in order that you might persevere.

Those who persevere will be saved. It is not for those who started in faith but didn’t finish. You are a saintly priest, one called by God. You will continue and struggle through each trial of faith. You will hold this hope before yourself daily. You are and will be saved, proved by your action and continuance.

Resolve to maintain this perspective. Draw others to this place and remind everyone daily of the hope in Jesus that none would fall short.

5/20 Hope Not Put to Shame

Rom 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You will not be misled or made a fool of for your hope in the resurrection. This is a sure hope you have put in Jesus. He is faithful.

The Holy Spirit bears witness to this by the love he has bestowed on you. We see it powerfully exhibited in you. It flows to an undeserving world through you. This love is the confidence you have to continue to bear the fruit of the Spirit even through trial.

Hope has many times left you in despair. It has not always delivered and you have been dismayed. You even wanted to give up hoping. But this is different. This is the hope in God. It is hope in God through Jesus.

Push on! Your prize is coming and while you have not yet received your reward, you are certain that it is soon. This love bears witness.