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How Guarantees Once Saved the World

Our faith in Jesus transfers God’s righteousness to us and he now declares us flawless in his eyes. This means we can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. Our faith guarantees us access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!

Romans 5:1-3, Passion Translation

We have a wellspring of joy that finds it’s source in God’s glory! The hope of this glory is the simple belief that Jesus is our guarantee!

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Anchor: What Happens When You Put Your Hope in Something?

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Hope is the tether/anchor to the Divine.

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We’ve talked about hope on this blog before. But, hope is the only thing we have in the current life to keep us going.

16-20 Among men it is customary to swear by something greater than themselves. And if a statement is confirmed by an oath, that is the end of all quibbling. So in this matter, God, wishing to show beyond doubt that his plan was unchangeable, confirmed it with an oath. So that by two utterly immutable things, the word of God and the oath of God, who cannot lie, we who are refugees from this dying world might have a source of strength, and might grasp the hope that he holds out to us. This hope we hold as the utterly reliable anchor for our souls, fixed in the very certainty of God himself in Heaven, where Jesus has already entered on our behalf, having become, as we have seen, “High Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek”.

Hebrews 6:19-20, J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

Hope is the anchor that is securely fixed on God himself! Nothing can remove this hope because nothing can move God.

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Instrument: How To Make Opposites Attract

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis

Amen.

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Hope: How To Gain a New Outlook on Life

13I pray that God, the source of all hope, will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13, Voice

Filled with hope.
Overflowing with hope.

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Wrapped: How To Go Cross Eyed

“Being disguised under the disfigurement of an ugly crucifixion and death, Christ upon the cross is paradoxically the clearest revelation of who God is.”
– Hans Urs von Balthasar

Love wrapped in hate.

Beauty wrapped in ugliness.

Healing wrapped in pain.

Joy wrapped in sorrow.

Hope wrapped in despair.

Peace wrapped in discord.

Salvation wrapped in destruction.

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Ready

Charlie Brown.

You know him. You love him. If fact, you may be him.

  • Can’t win for losing. Can’t lose for winning.

  • Being mistreated then turning crowd-favorite.

  • Pitcher for the losing team.

  • From kinda happy to kinda unhappy.

When I think of Charlie Brown I typically think of the “football” scene. You know the one. Charlie and Lucy are interacting when Lucy has a football and wants Charlie to kick it. Charlie knows that as soon as he gets close to kicking it, she’s going to pull it away so that he’ll miss and fall flat and be embarrassed. But, everytime, he tries. This makes me think of a verse.

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening] 1 Corinthians 13:7 AMP

The part I think of is the highlighted portion. Charlie knows that Lucy will probably pull the ball away. He knows that he could fall and be embarrassed. But, in the back of his mind he has to be thinking, “Maybe she’ll let me do it this time.

I want to be that type of person. I want to be that full of love. The best way I can think of using that verse is the phrase, “they didn’t mean it.” In context it would be:

“I know they said those hurtful things, but they didn’t mean it. I’m sure they feel bad for saying it.”

This is not going to change the other person or their actions. This is going to change you and how you deal with it. This may sound like a pie-in-the-sky, oblivious, door-mat mindset and I’m not saying to be a pushover and let people walk over you. What I am saying is to continue to hope for the best in every person. The sky is the limit for hope. The gates are wide open for love.

Don’t forget that Jesus is ever ready to believe the best for you. Now, it’s your turn.

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Need

Everything we need, in Christ we already possess.

– Tullian Tchividjian

Take what you need. We have a God who gives liberally.

Love.
Acceptance.
Freedom.
Hope.
Joy.
Righteousness.
Peace.
Holiness.
Sanctification.
Healing.
Justice.
Fulfillment.
Power.
Justification.
Unity.
Identity.
Purpose.
Desire.
Liberty.
Self-Control.
Gentleness.
Contentment.
Satisfaction.
Truth.
Humility.
Endurance.
Perseverance.

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Divine

Oh holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

I love this song. It’s melody has always seemed beautiful and a little melancholy. I was always attracted to the melody and never really paid attention to the words. Apparently, I was missing out.

First verse, “Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.” I love the imagery painted here!

The entire second is a Gospel bomb! “His law is love and His gospel is peace.” How sweet is He that He makes His law love and the good news that He brings is peace?

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