Monday, September 19, 2011

Hold on to your Hope

Hey readers, 

I know it has been forever, but I've been kind of busy :-), I need to focus more on writing these things for people to read. I am hoping now that things are starting to slow down I can get that focus back :-). Hope you guys enjoy this one.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:23-24 NIV)

 What does it mean to hold unswervingly to something? Would you say that another way to say that part of our verse like this “Let us grab on as tight as we possibly can?” I believe so.

Hope is a very important characteristic to have in our lives.  Even the scriptures say that Hope, faith and Love are the only things that will ever remain. Granted Love will always be the greatest but hope is right up there with it. That tells me that hope is a vital part of our Christian walk.

Some one once told me that ‘without hope there is no faith and without faith it is impossible to love.’ I never really understood what they meant when they said that but in recent years I am learning what she meant when she told me that.  It was my mother who told me that. I believe what she meant was that the three form a continuous circle in our lives.  It starts with a slight nudge of the heart that say’s “There is something more out there.” Then that nudge begins to grow and we begin to believe that there is something more and after that, the nudge is so big that we can’t help but form an attachment to it.  This is where we begin to love. Finally, because of that love, we find our selves hoping for even more, believing that more exists and ultimately that belief give us the ability to love even more.

So, hope is the start of it all, once we have hope and begin to hold on to that hope, we begin to learn and grow deeper in Faith and in Love for the God we serve.  God has promised us many things; all he wants us to do is believe that he can provide what he has promised. Along the way we are challenged to encourage one another in love and in good deeds, by doing this we open the door wide open for God to move in our hearts and help us grow.  He loves it when we encourage others and those we encourage like it too, whether they admit it or not J.

Our lives can be full of despair and trials of many shapes and sizes but when we hold on to that hope God promised us, we will get through them and be better off because of it.

I pray the lord will bring me more of these in the days ahead, and I pray that God will renew yet again my passion for writing as he is already :-) 

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Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you
(2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),