Dont Give Up Hope! 29 September I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed.
When you have hope, you have a supernatural expectancy that what God has promised will come to pass in your life. In todays Scripture verses, the Apostle Paul talks about this kind of supernatural expectancy. Paul uses two different words from the Greek language, each of which can be translated hope. One of them means the happy anticipation of good. The other can be defined as eager longing, strained expectancy, watching with an outstretched head, an abstraction from anything else that might engage the attention. So, for example, Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is the substance of things hoped [intensely expected] for. When youre so locked in on the Word of God, you cant be distracted from it. Divine hope will come alive in you. I know what thats like. There have been times in my life when I was so focused on something God had called me to do, and I was so tuned in to what the Word said about it, I couldnt think about anything else. People would try to have a conversation with me and Id always end up talking about my hope. It would come up so big inside me that, at those times, I was bigger on the inside than I was on the outside. On the inside of me it was as though everything I was believing for had already come to pass. When your hope gets that strong, it doesnt matter what kind of unbelief, opposition or situation contrary to the Word the devil tries to throw your way. It just bounces off you. Youre so one-track-minded, you cant be drawn off course. The divine inner image of your success that the Word of Gods promise gave birth to is just too strong. So whatever youre believing God for, get your supernatural expectancy up for it. Eagerly long for it. Stretch your neck out and refuse to be distracted by all the things that would get you off course and tell you it wont happen. Keep the promise of Gods Word before your eyes and that will keep your hope up, and you will see your desire come to pass!Isaiah 45-46; Psalm 50According to my earnest expectation and my hope, I am ashamed in nothing. Philippians 1:20
Scripture Reading: Psalm 16; Proverbs 13:12