Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 4, 2015

Sharing Hope

cb devo sept4“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” I Peter 3:15 (NIV)

H – O – P – E . Four simple letters packed with the stuff we need to make it every day. Four letters that transform despair into possibility. Four letters that bring smiles back to weary faces. Four letters that remind us that following Jesus ensures we are never without hope. He is the Hope Giver – the only One we can truly trust to meet every need that we have today and tomorrow. So why are we keeping this secret to ourselves? Why do we hide away the one elusive thing that the world craves.

Sharing the hope that lives within us takes courage and boldness. It takes an investment in developing relationships with others to earn the right to be heard. It requires knowing the scriptures and being able to give an answer when others ask questions about our faith and the hope that sustains us. If we don’t intimately know the Hope Giver, then we won’t have the passionate connection with our Creator that empowers us to live out the hope within us. It requires intentionally praying and seeking God’s direction to know what to say, when to say it, how to say it and who to approach. Without that sensitivity, we may push ahead of His timing or push others further away.

Four simple letters packed with amazing possibility – don’t miss out on the glorious
H – O – P – E that God has for your life.

“Father, teach us to cling to Your hope and reap the rewards of trusting in You. Compel us to share with others the hope that You have entrusted to us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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