As I started to think about the stirrings of my heart for this new year …I felt the pull of hope whispering inspiration into my soul…
Hope is not a thing we can touch… it’s a gift.. a choice… a mindset of truth.
“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.”
To let the hope of God fill you with joy and peace is huge.
It means we hope in God’s love over us. We learn to trust in Him at a more pure level…
It is human nature to want to trust in ourselves. To think we need to do more, work harder, manipulate, or push.
But those ways always seem to lead to darkness, and despair. Pulling our hearts and thoughts away from gentleness.. love and peace.
As we keep our eyes; our hearts, and our thoughts grounded in who God is, we release our fears, our toil, our strain.
We let the Spirit of God wake up our faith, and He release the chains of strife.
Our hope believes that God is already at work, He is preparing a way…
The battle is not ours…
Hope sets us free. It is a gift to those who believe in who God is.
It is a treasure of freedom… by God’s grace alone.
So, as begin a new year, my prayer for you and for me, is to live in hope…
To change our mindset… to truly learn to trust God more. To open our hearts, and let the grace of God pour over our desires, our dreams, our hurts, and believe in His goodness and power.
Today… right this very minute. May we decide to let the Holy Spirit reign in our hearts. No more strife.
May we let His peace flow to overflowing that the Holy Spirit’s power takes over and we begin to live in truth… in HOPE…
May we begin to discern the thoughts that cause anxiety and hopelessness. Then take that thought and repeat this scripture..
“May the God of hope fill me (you) with all joy and peace as I (you) trust in him, so that I (you) may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
In Jesus Name, I pray,
Live in Love,