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Joyful in Hope

April 10, 2017


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Romans 12:11-12Do not lag in diligence, be fervent{enthusiastic} in spirit, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction{tribulation}, faithful{persistent} in prayer.

Colossians 4:2Devote yourselves to{be diligent in} prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Be joyful always; 17 Pray without ceasing; 18 In everything{all circumstances} give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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Lord, help us to always be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation, and diligent in prayer giving thanks in all circumstances. Help us to enthusiastically serve You! In Jesus’ name! –Ro 12:11-12;Col 4:2;1Thess 5:16-18

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Watchful Thanksgiving{article}

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The Anchor of our Soul

November 11, 2016

Hebrews 6:16-20 NASB … For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

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We have an anchor that keeps the soul,
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love. —ODB -Owens

To avoid drifting away – stay anchored to the Rock!

We’ll be steady in the storm if we’re anchored to Christ the Rock.

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Let hope anchor your soul in the solid Rock. Jesus is the anchor that will always hold, firm and secure!

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Jesus, in the face of all kinds of trouble and uncertainty, help me to have a confident hope that is anchored in Your unfailing love for me.

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Related:
The Anchor of our Soul{blog}

Ears to Hear

January 2, 2016

Ephesians 1:15-16 NET … For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you when I remember you in my prayers.

From NetBible Eph 1:15-16

  • because I have heard of your faith & love = Paul’s prayer can be made for his audience because he knows that they are true believers.
  • Faith in the Lord Jesus and love for all the saints = reasons to give thanks=> very similar to Col 1:4

From NetBible Col 1:3-5
NET … We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints. 5 Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel …

  • Thus the phrase “Your faith and love have arisen from the hope” is literally “because of the hope(of salvation in Christ).” The perfect tense “have arisen” was chosen in the English to reflect the fact that the recipients of the letter had acquired this hope at conversion in the past, but that it still remains and motivates them to trust in Christ and to love one another.
  • So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. –Ro 10:17
Thank You Father that faith in Christ comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Continue to let this faith in Christ and love for the saints grow. Continue to open ears to hear and follow what Your Spirit is saying.

More Than You Can Imagine!

May 30, 2015

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No eye has seen
No ear has heard
No heart has perceived
All that the Lord has prepared
All that He has made and keeps ready
For those who love Him
Jesus Christ …

He is able to do
More than you can imagine!

He is able to do the impossible! – Lk1:36-37

Praise You Lord Jesus – You are able to do more than we can imagine. You are able to do the impossible! Today, help us to get a glimpse of what You have prepared and made ready for us. We love You Lord Jesus!

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 AMP
9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]
10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].

Ephesians 3:17-21 AMP
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).

In Faithfulness and Truth

May 16, 2015

Psalm 33:1,4-5 AMP
1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright in right standing with God]; for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart]. …

4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all His work is done in faithfulness{and truth}.
5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving-kindness{goodness} of the Lord.
Ps 33:4,5

Prayer:
Psalm 33:20-22 AMP
20 Our inner selves{souls} wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield.
21 For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy and loving-kindness{goodness}, O Lord, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You.

Praise You Lord Jesus, You are our help and shield. Thank You that as we trust on You, our hearts will rejoice in Your holy name. Praise You, that all You do is done in faithfulness and truth – You are trustworthy!

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Isaiah 64:8 AMP
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand.

Psalm 145:10 AMP
10 All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your loving ones shall bless You [affectionately and gratefully shall Your saints confess and praise You]!
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Related:
In Faithfulness and Truth{blog}

Sustained

May 10, 2015
Lord Jesus, I trust in You. Uphold me according to Your promises. Thank You that my hope in You will not be dashed. Let not my enemies triumph over me. All praise be to my everlasting Rock!

Psalm 119:116 NIV
Sustain me according to Your promise[word], and I shall live; do not let my hopes be dashed.Ps 119:116

Psalm 119:116 AMP
116 Uphold me according to Your promise, that I may live; and let me not be put to shame in my hope!

Psalm 25:2 AMP
2 O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.

Romans 9:33 AMP
33 As it is written, Behold I am laying in Zion a Stone that will make men stumble, a Rock that will make them fall; but he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall not be put to shame nor be disappointed in his expectations.

Psalm 18:46 NIV
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior

Isaiah 26:4 AMP
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

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Sustain Me{prayer}

Faith-Love-Hope

February 17, 2015

1 Corinthians 13:13 AMP
13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 AMP
3 Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Father, help our work and service be energized by our faith, love and unwavering hope in Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Faith Triumphs in Trouble

November 2, 2014

Romans 5:1-5 NKJV
Faith Triumphs in Trouble

5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

When you are going through the rain
Let the “Son”shine of God’s love be poured into your heart
It’s then that His rainbow of promise will appear.

Trust in the LORD and His promises
Hope in Him and you won’t be disappointed!


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Every Tear

June 8, 2014

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Image from 365 Promises

Revelation 21:4-5 AMP
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

Revelation 7:17 AMP
17 For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Jeremiah 31:3 AMP
3 The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

Praise Jesus the Lamb of God who leads to the springs of life where every tear will be wiped away! May these promises bring encouragement and joy today, no matter the circumstance. May you always find rest in the arms of the One who loves with an everlasting love. Great is HIs faithfulness!

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Only  the Lamb
By Karen Holland

When the tears fall remember the Lamb
Faithful and true
Only the Lamb can lead to springs of living water
Where all things are made new.

Only the Lamb leads to the springs
Springs everflowing, never fail
Springs where tears are wiped away
Precious gems, collected and saved
Turned from pain in a heart
To a blessing, a fresh new start.

Only the Lamb
Faithful and true
Can lead to where all things are made new.

Related:
Only The Lamb

Praise and Pray the Wonderful Name of Jesus

August 7, 2013

Jesus has many names in scripture that reveal His character and help us get to know Him. Below are just a few.
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Some Names of Jesus/God
The God of ALL Hope
– My Hope
Ro15:13; Col 1:27; Eph 1:18
The Prince of Peace
– My Peace
Is 9:6; Eph 2:14; Col 3:15; Jn 14:27
The Lord our Healer
– My Healer
Ex 15:26; Is 53:5; Ps103:3,30:2; Jer 17:14
I AM: Jesus’ Invitation to Know Him
I AM the Good Shepherd Jn 10:11-17; Ps23; Lk 15:3-7
I AM the Light of the World Jn 8:12; Is 9:1-7; Jn 1:1-9
I AM the Bread of Life Jn 6:25-59; Is 25:6-9; Lk 22:7-23
I AM the True Vine Jn 15:1-17
I AM the Way Jn 14:1-7
I AM the Truth Jn 8:31-47
I AM the Resurrection and Life Jn 11:21-26
I AM the Door
-Gate
Jn 10:7; Mt 7:7-14; Lk 13:22-30
I AM the Alpha and Omega
-the Almighty
Rev 1:8

Pick out the name(s) of Jesus that speak to you.
Additional Names: Blue Letter Bible Names of Jesus Christ

  • Use the name of Jesus that speaks most to your heart at the moment in praise.
  • When you have a need, use the name of Jesus that speaks most directly to your need in prayer.

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Jesus is my hope!Praise: Praise You Lord Jesus, You are the God of ALL hope! Thank You for being my hope – both present and future.

Prayer: Jesus, open the eyes of my heart to know the hope of Your calling for me. Thank You that You fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in You, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Jesus is my peace!Praise: Praise You Lord Jesus, You are the Prince of Peace! Thank You for being my peace even midst the most difficult trials.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, when I am troubled or afraid help me to remember that You the Prince of Peace can calm any storm! Thank You that You speak “Peace, Be Still” to my anxious heart. -Mk4:39

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Jesus is my healer!Praise: Praise You Lord Jesus, You are the Lord who heals. Thank You that healing is part of Your unchanging character.

Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). -He 13:8 AMP

Prayer: Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; For You are my help and praise! -Jer 17:14; Ps 30:2,9

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Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed-For U are my help& !

 

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Related:
I AM: Jesus’ Invitation to Know Him
His Name is Wonderful
His Name is Wonderful Notes
The God Who Calms Our Fears {8 names of God}