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2nd May 2023


The Hope of Glory

Hope is an undeniable part of being human. We all have, hopes, dreams, aspirations & expectations.
When our hopes are crushed it can cause a malady & sickness in our heart & spirit (Proverbs 13:12).
The God of hope longs to fill every man, woman & child with true & lasting hope.
That hope is found in Jesus who is the hope of glory in our hearts (Colossians 1:27).
Jesus, the desire of the nations, is the source (tree) of life & giver of true hope!!!


Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13


God who is the God of hope is the source of all hope. His desire is for us to abound in hope.
The God of abundance wants us to have abundant hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
God is the source, inspiration & fountain of hope & He to desires for us to know a super abundant flow of that hope in our lives.
That hope flows to us through Jesus whose blood flowed freely upon the cross to secure our hope.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have a rich, abounding experience of the hope found in Christ alone. So, so good.

Christian hope is deeper than wishful thinking or cherished dreams & ambitions.
It is the sure & certain confidence & expectation that God will deliver what he has promised .
It works on the premise that God’s power is more than able to deliver the promises He has made.
Christ is the answer & fulfilment to all those promises (1 Corinthians 1:20). God’s eternal yes & amen.
The Lord Jesus Christ the bringer, bearer & delivering of an everlasting hope. Hallelujah!!

As God’s people & family, sons & daughters of the living God, we abound in the hope we find ‘In Christ’.
We persevere, plough, pray, wait patiently & are protected by this hope. More detail about these 5 P’s next time.
The grate & glorious news for Christians is that Christ, the hope of glory, resides in our hearts by His Spirit.
Keep letting that powerful limitless fount of hope flow abundantly to you & through you.
We live empowered by hope & fuelled by faith. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • Am I truly trusting God’s power to deliver the promises He has made to me? Is my hope strong?
  • In what ways am I experiencing abundant hope in my life right now?
  • Meditate upon the hope we have ‘In Christ’.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father, God of hope,
Thank you for that Your desire is to abundantly fill me with hope,
And that in your goodness & grace You have made that available ’In Christ’ my saviour.
Jesus thank you that You are the hope of glory in my heart,
That You died & rose again for me to experience the everlasting hope I have in You.
Holy Spirit keep Your hope abundantly flowing to me & through me,
Let it’s richness, it’s power & it’s vitality illuminate & inspire my life.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen
Written by Gareth Jones

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