Hope, Vision and Faith

Hope is closely allied with faith and vision. In Hebrews, the writer  tells us, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Hope is the object upon which we direct our focus and energies.

As a Christian, hope is the knowledge, we are being changed for the better as we trust in God’s promises (Romans 8:28). You believe, no matter the circumstances, God’s plans for your life is “for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11b NLT).

Abraham also modeled hope. When he was 75, God promised him, a  blessing to give him many descendants, as numerous as the stars in the sky. Abraham heard these words and believed God (Genesis 15:6).

But despite his belief, Hebrews 6:15 explains, Abraham had to wait 25 years to see the fulfillment of his hope. Yet all the while, Abraham trusted in God. Abraham looked to God as “the Author of his hope” and he saw the promise come to pass.

Life is Like…

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

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Overcoming Adversity

Getty - NBC Olympics

Getty – NBC Olympics

Little Girl With Drug-Addict Mother & Abandoned by Father Is Adopted by Christian Grandparents, Becomes Best Athlete in the World.

“The best ever.” “The perfect 10.” “The best gymnast in history.” “Unbeatable.” “Stunning.” “Breathtaking.” “A Legend in the making.”

These are some of the ways Simone Biles has been described by her competition, even before her Olympic debut. Biles, a 19-year-old gymnast for Team U.S.A., is already the most decorated gold medalist in world championship gymnastics history.

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Sharing Hope: “Truth is the Property of No Individual, but is the Treasure of All Men.”

imageTHE PREFERENCE PENDULUM – A few years ago, I was talking to a friend prior to the Sunday morning service. We were discussing two nationally-known Christian speakers, and he was going off on one, and gushing all over the other. In his opinion, one was borderline Anti-Christ, and the other should’ve written the 67th Book of the Bible. Ironically, I had the opportunity to spend some back-stage time with both men at different times. And in private moments, let’s just say I saw both of them …

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