Tuesday, January 16, 2018
"My Hope Is In You, Lord..."
I'm not going to define Hope according to Webster dictionary. All we have literally is wishful thinking when we equate Hope with worldview.
My blog stands for Hope, Faith, and Love and you guys should know by now that these three core values are my blueprint in life.
My Hope is in you Lord...
If I had continued putting my trust and hope on how the world views Hope, then I would be operating on my fleshly desires and that would be fatal. Because everything that I do that is not in according to what the Bible says is never going to give me joy which I think synonymous with Hope.
In the book of Jeremiah 29:1, it says that "For I know the plans I have for you declared the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you Hope and a future."
The same message echoes in the book of Psalms 147:11 which says, "Tha Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their Hope in his unfailing love."
I've heard these two scriptures preached on the pulpit many times growing up in the Christian faith but each time I hear it preached, its meaning grows an ounce of sense. It also depends on where your heart is and your relationship with the Lord, if you're a baby Christian, a mature Christian or in between infancy and adulthood.
Hope changes your perspective on life. Hope as a virtue help us recognize and determine what is really important. It builds patience in us now that we have a deeper understanding of it. Now we learn how to wait on the Lord.
The greatest example to me to elucidate that your Hope is not in vain is when God has assured us in the book of 1Thessalonians 4:17 which says, "And so we will be with the Lord forever." That we will be safely in God's presence forever. That those who are still alive and are left will be caught up together.
I believe that I'm going to see my late Dad and my late younger brother Romeo again and all my relatives and friends that I didn't have a chance to say goodbye to.
Hope is what motivates me to keep the faith that soon and very soon, we are going to see the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. I don't know about you guys but that promise gives me real and absolute Hope.
I didn't have a lot growing up and still don't measure up with anyone's accolades, achievements, money, and material possessions that many have. In a way, I'm glad I'm not wealthy or rich or famous or somebody. All I hope for is to be a citizen of Heaven where is no more aches and pain and goodbyes. Oh, I hate saying goodbyes. And all the wonders of the world that I didn't get to see is not important to me now...What matters most now is how can I be a better ambassador of His Word?
Remember, God is not willing that anyone should perish...
There's Hope in Jesus!