Lately I’ve been telling everyone including myself, to keep hope alive.
In the Fall, we see the word HARVEST a lot. There’s a huge harvest for us if we won’t give up or give in. It’ll find its way to us and we will live in it. That harvest is something I am counting on. What about you? Where are you right now? Start to plant seeds, cultivate good things and good belief systems. It will bring you a harvest you’re going to need in time.
In the last blog, 2 Tim. 4:5 encouraged us with a task to spread hope. Here’s an expanded version of it: “Keep your eye on what you’re doing; accept the hard times along with the good. Endure Affliction. Keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God’s servant.”
Here’s a simple example of keeping hope alive…
Have you ever thought about how our lives can reciprocate? It’s a mutual interchange. We respond by making a corresponding gesture or action. I think Communion is a gesture and an action toward Jesus and what He’s done for us. We receive Him in and then we give Him us. We take the cup and the bread in a manner of thanksgiving. Our sin and sickness has been taken care of. We are partaking of the completed work of redemption! Our worry is done away with and we accept healing. Our lives then reciprocate expectation. It’s a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. Expectant lives exude and reciprocate hope.
Recently several women of God passed hope along to me in the form of a book, and a song. The Healing Power of the Holy Communion by Joseph Prince, has given me deeper knowledge and a better perspective concerning an area of pain in my life that needs healing. The song: The Voice of God by Dont’e, has a unique way of saying what I feel often. They’ve both had a way of placing fresh hope inside and I have shared these resources with others who express the same thing. Hope. We don’t easily forget messages of hope. The real voice of God has transformed my life. He has kept hope alive for me many years. I just can’t explain it but I try!
Believe for your harvest and that it will come. Do the work of an evangelist and continue to spread hope in God. Reciprocate expectation and receive communion for areas that need healing. These are some ways to keep hope alive.