Word of The Week: HOPE

HopeThe feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.

When was the last time you hoped for something? To hope is to believe or desire.

What is your burning desire? To be healthy? Have a sound mind? Be wealthy?

Have beautiful children? Serve your community?

In this day and time we should especially have our hope in the lord. He knows that end from the beginning, why wouldn’t you have your hope in someone who knows EVERYTHING?

We should all be prisoners of hope. Hope should constantlly have us.

We should always be hopeful. Here are a few scriptures about HOPE to meditate on throughout this week.

Psalms 39:7 (GNB)

What, then, can I hope for, lord? I put my hope in you

Romans 8:25 (GNB)

 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Romans 12:12(GNB)

Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.

Have a blessed week!

Dear You 7/13/16

Dear You,

Are you afriad today? Are you stressed? Worn out? Take a deep breath and know that God is with and for you! Know that you are NOT alone. God has NOT forgotten nor forsaking you. Our country is out of control, people are dying left and right, cost of living is escalating. There is a lot to be concerned with right now yet, your mind should be focused on our heavenly father. Your mind should be on his goodness and mercy, if you keep your mind on him he will KEEP you in perfect PEACE. The kind of peace that passes all understanding. The bible says that Jesus came so that we may have LIFE and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY. ( John 10:10) That measn that YOU can have peace, joy, hope, love and everything else in abundance.  Today I pray that God showers his unconditional love upon you and that his favor follows you all the days of your life. I pray that you recieve his peace and abundance, give grace as it has been given to you and do your best to love as christ loves.

Be blessed,

Bri

 

His Love Is…

Knowing that God is with me always keeps me going

Knowing that he’ll never stop loving me no matter what

makes me want to love others the same

I am not perfect but his love is

I am not patient but his love is

I can be kind sometimes but his love is ALWAYS kind

His love is always giving

Never failing

Knowing that I have a heavenly father who cares for me

makes the burdens of this world a lot lighter

knowing that I matter to him make me not care about what others think of me

I am not aways willing to lend a helping hand

His hands are always stretched out to me

I allow my self-centeredness to direct my paths

He is self-less

Thinking of me while nailed to the cross

knowing that even if I were the only person on earth he would have still died for me

makes me want to live everyday for him

knowing that he is for me and never against me assures me that I can overcome all things

I am not perfect

His love is

His love allows me to wake up every morning to new mercies

His love graces me to love others

I can be kind sometimes

His love is ALWAYS kind

So kind that he allows us to make our own decisions

and still let us know to choose LIFE

 knowing that his love is unconditional

Patient

Kind 

Amazing

Never Failing

makes me love him even more

 

A Love Worth Giving

www.peaceduringthejourney.com

 

A love worth giving by Max Lucado will teach you about how unconditional God’s love is for you, how to love others as he loves us and how to ultimately love ourselves. Throughout the sixteen chapters you will learn, laugh,cry and go into deep thought. Patience is discussed in the second chapter. “Patience is more than a virtue for long lines and slow waiters. Patience is the red carpet upon which God’s grace approaches us.” Max explains how before love is anything else, love is patient.

Kindness is discussed in the third chapter. “He knows everything about you, yet he doesn’t hold back his kindness toward you.” We learn that God wants us to be kind to everyone we come in contact with. You never know exactly what a person is going through and how that might need your kindness at that moment you come into contact with them.

Agape love cares for others because God has cared for us. Agape love goes beyond sentiment and good wishes. Because God loved first, agape love responds. Because God wad gracious, agape love forgives the mistake when the offense is high. Agape offers patience when stress is abundant and extends kindness when kindness is rare. Why? Because  God offered both to us.”

Chapter thirteen talks about belief. God believes in us, his beliefs that we can accomplish goals and have good success. Max elaborates  on how we too should believe in ourselves and believe in others as well. “He hasn’t given up on you. He hasn’t turned away. He hasn’t walked out. He could have. Others would have but he hasn’t. God believes in you. And, I wonder could you take some of the belief  that he has in you and share it with someone else? Could you believe in someone?”

Unfailing love is the last chapter. This chapter reveals that God’s love has no limits. “Governments will fail, but God’s love will last. Crowns are temporary, but love is eternal. Your money will run out, but his love never will.” 

The love of God is born from within him

A love worth giving reveals what some may not know and what some have known for years. This book has opened my eyes and made me think a lot about God’s love for me and how I should be open to receiving it. It’s a really great read! All Max Lucado’s books can be purchased on Amazon and  at Barnes and Noble.