I hope you always find a reason to smile.
~ Maya Angelou ~
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the LORD is.
~ Jeremiah 17:7 ~
Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things. Hope all is well in your world.
This week, I smile and celebrate hope because of my trust and faith in The Lord.
I believe hope compliments faith to keep trusting God to ________________ (fill in the blank).
I love using the ______________ fill in the blank because responses can be different for each of us and it promotes participation. (wink)
Hope is a beautiful thing when we remember something or someone that brings a smile.
Hope is powerful when we know circumstances change and the power of prayer.
Hope is a lifeline to living out our purpose.
Hope is praising God regularly; sometimes moment to moment.
For our reading pleadure, scriptures on areas of hope – the expectation of future good. Wahoo, something to read!
Kinds of hope:
Natural expectation – Acts 27:20
Sinful expectation – Acts 24:26
Impossible – Romans 4:18
Spiritual assurance – 2 Corinthians 1:7
Hope described as:
Living – 1 Peter 1:3
Blessed – Titus 2:13
Good – 2 Thessalonians 2:16
Better – Hebrews 7:19
Sure and steadfast – Hebrews 6:19
One of the great virtues – 1 Corinthians 13:13
Product of hope:
Purity – 1 John 3:3
Patience – Romans 8:25</b
Courage – Romans 5:4, 5
Joy – Romans 12:12
Salvation – Romans 8:23
Assurance – Hebrews 6:18, 19
Stability – Colossians 1:23
Grounds of hope:
God’s Word – Psalm 119:42-81 and Romans 15:4
God’s promises – Acts 26:6, 7 and Titus 1:2
Objects of hope:
God – Psalm 39:7
Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:19
Salvation – Romans 5:1-5
Resurrection – Acts 23:6
Eternal life – Titus 1:2
Glory – Romans 5:2
Christ’s return – Romans 8:22-25
Abundant blessings my friends with hope, by keeping the faith, of better things to come.
Your thoughts are welcome. (smile)
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