SELAH Daily Devotions!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Why art thou cast down oh my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Ever noticed how some folk tend to diminish HOPE to some trivial and passive behavior? I’m sure you’ve heard it, or perhaps you’ve been guilty of it, once or twice. ‘I can only hope so’, ‘U don’t wanna get your hopes up’, ‘ I jus don’t wana hope for something and be disappointed’.
Okay? Now where do you suppose that kind of talk comes from? You’re absolutely correct! Straight from the lying lips of our arch enemy, Satan, whose SOP is yet based onthe philosophy that ‘what they don’t know can hurt them and help me’.
There is a vast difference between the world’s hope and a believer’s hope! The world can’t help but ‘keepa wishin’ and hop’n’! After all they don’t know The True and Living God! BUT! Biblical Hope is powerful!
Hope is an earnest expectation spiritually-inspired anticipation that whatever God has promised shall come to pass!
Hope is critical to the believer’s faith in Christ Jesus. Hope is the launching pad to our salvation, giving substance to the believer’s faith!
Hope is rooted in absolute confident trust that assures the believer of future fulfillment of a promise given by The Eternal One who abides free from outside influence!
Hope is evidence of being fully persuaded beyond all doubt, utterly convicted of a present unseen reality!
Hope is the ultimate expression of true worship of the Almighty God that unashamedly declares, everything God ever promised already is!
HOPE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE ALL THAT GOD IS AND ALL THAT HE HAS PROMISED!
HOPE IS GOD’S REVELATION ILLUMINATED IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST!
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14
During this Christmas season, as we celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ we also acknowledge that as a true believer we embrace each day with renewed resolve that no matter what it looks like, ‘I SHALL HOPE TO THE END!’ To the end of what you say? Until you see the complete manifestation of precisely what God has said!!
HOPE IS ALIVE, ETERNALLY SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER! HOPE IS JESUS!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!