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CATCHING FIRE

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Catching fire is more than hunger games. It’s being a light and hope that leads the way for others to pursue victory. Are you a catcher of fire? Do you present others with hope for the future? Is your presence … Continue reading

“Hope” – the missing key?

Staring Without Moving by Martin Gommel, on Flickr

Hope is an earnest expectation of what we desire. 
It is, for many, the missing key!

HOPE an acronym:

Hears God’s Word that…
Opens our eyes to the…
Plans He has for us, to…
Energise our Faith.

Biblical hope stems from what God is telling us will come to pass.

So, how does hope work?

Hope paints a picture on our heart’s of what we are thinking and meditating upon. In other words, for what we are longing for. That’s where the power is – in the imagination of our heart! (Which is also where the power for evil, failure and death is!)

For as he thinks in his heart so is he” (Prov. 23:7)

The Bible is full of promises. If that were not the case then we would have no hope; or at least no positive hope.

We would, instead be meditating on failure, poverty and disaster, which is exactly what we would get. But Christ died that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) So we choose life!

This is not just wishful thinking, like a mere complement. This is actively and purposefully seeing ourselves as God sees us, by reading what the Bible say’s about us. It is about taking the Word of God and actively meditating on it until we know and see in our heart what God promises. For example, you may like to meditate on the following scriptures:

“I am above only and not beneath…” “I am more than a conquerer…”
“I am blessed with very spiritual blessing in Heavenly places…”

So, Why is it so important to get all fired up about hope?

Because it is Biblical hope that stokes the fire’s of faith.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1)

When we have our hope as an earnest expectation of grace’s future accomplishments, then faith comes into action and brings about the thing we hope for. Faith requires Hope! And hope does not disappoint!

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How to Prepare for Hell – A “Just in Case” Letter to My Unbelieving Friends and Family

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Originally posted on Real Christianity:
In a post a few years ago, I talked about using Facebook and Twitter for the glory of God and how I have been able to use it to tell my friends and family about Christ…

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IT IS OK TO BE DEEP IN LOVE, JUST NOT TOO MUCH

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Whether in the body or out of the body I cannot tell. There has been a man to whom loved his wife so deeply, that when at first sign of her betrayal with another man he kills himself. He wars … Continue reading

NOT ANOTHER VALETINE’S DAY

Here are simple words from my heart.

If this day causes you pain and suffering, I understand what it means to be lonely. I have experienced the sting of many lonely nights, crying myself to sleep, watching Lizzie McGuire. I have experienced the empty feeling of desiring someone close and realizing that alone I sit, stand, and sleep. The heavy heart and the despair of life can sometimes get quite shattering. I am amazed at how many Valentine days pass. Alas, I am saved and filled with the Holy Spirit and still I experience this. What is my hope or joy? It is Christ answer to prayer. It is the precious pain before the calm. It is our story. It is our saga. It is a great movie with all the implications that make movies great. The troubled waters before the peace that passes understanding, but does it end here? The movie ends on a note that is grand and leaves the audience to ponder the pleasure of the couple’s reunion, but what after? The story continues with more valleys and more peaks, the difference for the believer in Christ is this, our valleys and tears are being touched by God and he hears our prayer and will repay. The valleys and hills are the saga. Be of good cheer. Your day is coming. Stay the course and be strong and forget not this Valentine Day for when the memory of the past is gone we may be doomed to repeat it.