By Bishop Dag- Heward Mills
THINGS HOPE FOR:
We all as Christians are hoping for things and GOD is going to bless s with those things we are hoping for. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report" -Hebrews 11: 1-2
When you come into this life, you find out that we all come in here hoping for so many things. I do not know of anyone who does not hope for certain things Even pastors have things they hope for and dream about. When Jesus said He was here to heal the broken hearted it is because many people o not experience the things they hope for in this life. The disappointment, disillusionment and discouragement of what life really is break the heart and the hope. The Bible says the hope deferred makes the heart sick( Proverbs 13:12). When it is clear that your hope s not only deferred but also cancelled your heart is not only sick but also broken. You have no idea how much the mind affects your ability to do well. It affects us all so much that we sometimes do not realize how much of an effect discouragement has on us. You see that many growns-ups are cooler. It is not that they are naturally cool but the things they have experienced in their life has dropped them lower and lower. When people have had on relationship with a boy, you see that their hope is so fixed on the love. You see that there is something in girls that makes them hope for a great love deep in the soul which is often not met through life. You can ask those who are married and many times they will tell you that it is not how they imagined it to be.
Now God in His mercy has saved us and we are going to live victorious lives as Christians. Now how are you going to live a victorious life? You are going to need some spiritual powers of some sort to help you live victoriously in this earth so that in the end you can also have the victory and not just discouragement. If you are going to become an overcoming person, the victory is going to come to you through faith (1 john 5:4). The victory that overcomes this world is not education. That is why the richest people will still come to men of faith at the end of their life No matter who you are, there comes a time no matter what you have and who you are, it is only the person of faith who has an answer in life. The richest man on earth with the most wives, most girlfriends, most houses and everything tell us that the conclusion of the whole matter is to "fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecc 12:13)
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