May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Dear one, as we meditate in God’s precious Word, we find a smorgasbord to FILL the hungry heart!
🎵 Running over, running over
🎵 My cup is full and running over
Mighty God, thank You for the fullness of the Hope in Your Word. Amen
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The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
I LIKE THAT VERSE!
But If Not
I choose to be a “but if not” believer.
My choice is to believe.
No matter what God does, or doesn’t do;
Today, my praise, He will receive!
🎶 Trusting Jesus is all that really matters.
🎶 And your life will never be the same.
🎶 There is only one way to trust Him.
🎶 Just believe when you call on His name.
“… the God we serve is able to save us … But even if he does not … we will not serve your gods …” Daniel 3:17, 18Anxiety, Believe, Calm, Depression, Encouragement, Faith, God’s Word, Holding on, Hope, Letting go, Love, Peace, Persistence, Praise, Strength, Trust, Victory
Life After Life
Death … is certain.
Death … is certainly a mystery.
Death … has been defeated.
Death … will be forever destroyed.
Life … after life.
Life … after death.
Life … through Christ alone!
Life … eternal with our Savior and King.
Mighty God, we don’t know what we don’t know … so we’ll trust Your Word. Death has NO POWER over us. You came to give us … LIFE. Amen
Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others!
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32
Living in frightening times need not be frightening for the child of faith.
We must DAILY choose to trust God and His Word. The fact that He foretold and forewarned us of these last days should bring us comfort, NOT anxiety.
He still cares.
He still loves us.
He is still with us.
His unfailing love abounds.
This all knowing and kind Shepherd will guide us THROUGH and TO the very end.
Let’s get closer and closer to Him.
Let’s find refuge and shelter in His Word.
Let’s tell others of His saving grace.
Let’s show others of His wonderful care.
Precious LORD, we are truly living in frightful times. However … You lead, You guide, You abide. We will allow FAITH and not FEAR to well up inside us as the days grow darker. Amen
Friend, may you be FILLED with HOPE today and share it with others!
An Awesome Psalm
It is my humble opinion that Psalm 40 needs to be read over and over and over again … SLOWLY.
It is OFF THE CHARTS awesome in clarity, content, and Christlikeness!
Seventeen powerfully packed, uplifting and encouraging verses from the Word.
Precious LORD, we thank You for Psalm 40. As we meditate in it today, draw us closer than ever to Your side, we pray. Amen
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In His Presence
There’s just something about the commencement of a brand new college semester.
She was STRIKING in appearance from the first time I observed her. Waist long hair, flaming red, flowing freely.
A most captivating smile and an infectious giggle. A non stop flurry of activity, her!
We bonded almost immediately. She loved and laughed uncontrollably at my many silly jokes. A friendship developed and we thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.
However, rules are rules. And the rules at this immensely strict Bible college in the mid 70’s prohibited and prevented much time alone to fraternize with the opposite sex.
Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.
Today’s topic is: Fellowship with the Father.
When our friendship bourgeoned into romance … the need for increased time together alone … increased.
I HAD to be with her.
I HAD to hear her sweet voice.
I WANTED to get to know her better and better.
Ayup! THAT’S what love is all about.
You desperately desire to spend as much time as you possibly can with one another.
Hey, maybe you remember your first love.
When we first said “yes” to Jesus and we just couldn’t spend enough time with Him.
… in His Word.
… at the prayer meeting.
… around the altars.
… worshipping Him.
… praising Him.
… talking with Him.
… talking to others about Him.
Then, we got busy.
The schedule widened.
The hours turned to minutes and the minutes to moments.
Somehow, living for Him and doing for Him became routine, mechanical, and monotonous.
The hurry scurry busyness of life has caused us to forget:
🎶 In the presence of Jehovah, God Almighty, Prince of Peace. Troubles vanish, hearts are mended, in the presence of the King.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
If there were another verse to that chorus it might go like this:
🎶 In the presence of Jehovah, God Almighty, Prince of Peace. Healing and hope restored, encouragement from spending time in Your Word, blessings upon blessings, anxieties disappear, worries lessen, oh LOVE of God, in the presence of the King.
When we snuggle up like John the Beloved, who is believed to have reclined on Jesus’ breast at the last supper, we will enjoy close fellowship.
Nothing in all the world compares to time spent alone with the Master.
Dear one, NO YouTube video, NO news broadcast, NO newspaper headline SHOULD or CAN alarm you if you are “STAYING” and “ABIDING” IN the Word of God and WITH the God of the Word!
He’s GOT this! He’s GOT you! We were formed and created for fellowship with the Father and … NOTHING else will EVER satisfy!
Mighty God, thank you for the invitation to come and dine with You May we accept and daily find ourselves alone in Your presence enjoying You. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen
Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others.
Our Hope, our All
praise the Lord
sing to him
the word of the Lord is right
faithful in all he does
the LORD loves righteousness
the earth is full of his unfailing love
by the word of the LORD the heavens were made
let all the earth fear the LORD
he spoke and it came to be
the plans of the Lord stand firm forever
a horse is a vain hope for deliverance
the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him
whose hope is in his unfailing love
to deliver them from death
we wait and hope for the LORD
may your unfailing love be with us
Precious LORD, YOU are precious! Your WORD is precious. May ALL our Hope be wrapped up in You and Your UNFAILING love. Amen
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All Day Long
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5 NIV
Precious LORD, our HOPE is in YOU … all … day … long! Amen
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