Good morning all-
My apologies for not getting on to write in a few days. I have been dealing with a head cold that is totally wiping me out. But my fingers are working again and my head is a little on straight, so I thought I would give you three words to contemplate on this morning and throughout your life.
What do all of these words have in common? When you hope, you have faith and you love, you believe that Jesus came to this earth as man, born to a virgin, and rose again. When you can hope, you can get through any storm, climb any mountain and bound the waves of life. When you live by faith, you believe that God is the God of the universe and you believe that somehow He will be there. Love, well love heals all things, believes all things and knows no bounds. Love makes this world go around.
So, if you are really failing right now and don't know where to turn, turn to these three words and cry out to the Lord of the Universe. If He made every star, every tree, every sea, I think He can help you. These words have to be practiced, prayed over and in your heart you must believe that Your Savior is near, for He is hope, faith and love.
I leave you this morning pondering how these three words change lives. They have changed mine forever and although I still falter and find myself in anger, worry or fear; I always seem to come back to hope, faith and love. The Lord is my light, my shepherd, my love. I pray He is all of this for you and more.
1 Corinthians 13 NKJV:
For now we see in a mirror, dimly but then face to face. Now I know a part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
This scripture is so profound. It was given to me on my wedding by my roommate and has hung in my kitchen ever since. I have looked at it a thousand times and I have wondered often what God is trying to say. Reality is that I have prayed this prayer a million times and I'm sure that this is the Scripture that opened my heart back up to my husband. It's what saved a generation from the pain and frustration of divorce. These words built a bridge and if they built one for me, imagine what they can do in your life. As always may God find you well today and may you know how much I care for you.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, everything I know and feel comes from You. Every right thought, every right deed is from You. I am a sinner there is no doubt but when I look upon the word I see Your face. You are like the light that emanates from a full moon. You are like a lighthouse to my heart. I cherish every day I'm able to be with You, to write to You and to pray to You. You are the King of my heart and I am the luckiest girl alive. I'm coming before You today and asking You to write these words on all our hearts. You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. You created hope, faith, and love. Please help us understand Your ways and give us the will to be obedient to these words. I know it won't be easy because we are definitely like the sea, in feeling and in action. But You are near and You will carry us through the waves of our own decisions. So today, I come before You and I ask that You will help me abide in Hope, Faith and Love for all these mean one thing, YOU! In Jesus name, AMEN