The Hope of Glory

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16

May we reflect the Light of Christ today and every day! Mary carried the physical Jesus and gave Him birth into the world. We carry the spiritual Jesus -Christ in us, the hope of glory. ~Colossians 1:27

Lord, may we join You in releasing Your presence, Your power, Your mercy, and Your love everywhere we go!

We honor and celebrate YOU, Jesus, on this day and every day of the year! HALLELUJAH!!

I CELEBRATE!

Dearest Jesus,

I celebrate Your physical birth upon this earth so many years ago.

I celebrate Your life – showing us by example and teaching how to live.

I celebrate Your willingness to lay down Your life for us.

I celebrate Your resurrection and Your spiritual life being lived out in and through us.

I celebrate You in us – the hope of glory.

I celebrate!

EYES OF FAITH!

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV

May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.

May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.

May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.

Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!

May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!

Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:

WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!

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Are You WILLING?

Don’t think that the Lord can’t use you until you have it “all together!” He knows every fault…He knows every weakness…and He still wants to use us!! He doesn’t choose to use us for His Glory because of who WE are — but He chooses to use us because of who HE is!! Christ in us, the hope of glory, wants to flow through you this day. All we have to be is WILLING!!

YOUR FUTURE IS NOW!

Our past experiences help to make us who we are today. Those experiences that we look upon as “good” and those experiences that we label as “bad” all work together to bring us into the place we find ourselves today.

It is so comforting to know that no matter what experiences we have had, God can use all of them for our good.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”       ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We all learn from the good times we have had and from the bad. It is easy to look back with regret…wishing we had done things differently…but, we can’t allow the enemy to trap us in that place of regret.  God can use even our regrets to change our future.

It is easy to look at things that we consider the “high points” of our lives and want to drag them into our today and dwell in that place of good feeling and accomplishment.  But, God wants to open up new “high points” for us!  We mustn’t allow our past accomplishments to take the place of all that God wants to do in and through us NOW!

Beloved of God, we learn from our past but we don’t live there.  God has so much MORE that He has planned for you!  Glance back…but keep your focus and attention firmly ahead!!

Your future is manifesting in the present – don’t miss it!