BUNDLES OF HOPE

Hope is your essence. Don’t lose your essence…don’t lose hope. May this writing bless you.

What is the whole aim of life besides hope, both in this life and in that which is to come?
I Corinthians 15:19
If in this life ONLY we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

I believe Paul is saying, our hope for life shouldn’t lie here. What happens here isn’t the limit of our hope. So whether the world gets better or worse, we have a hope that is beyond the present, that is, the glory of eternity with Christ according to the promise of faith. It is our joy and consolation!

However, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t hope for anything good in this life. Mark the words, ONLY. In other words, have hope here but not just here but beyond here, or else you’ll be miserable when your hope here is passed or you pass to the other side. You are not to ever be caught without hope, either of this life or of that which is to come.

Hope is what makes a man wake up and go out to work everyday, a student to school, a person to pursue a career path, etc.

To be without hope is to be without reason to live no more. Many times we may call it dreams, ambitions and fantasies but it’s just us hoping for something better than this, not just when we get up there but also while still here. It helps you try one more time. Get up and stand again. I know life can look very hopeless but if you’re still here and alive, then that’s one reason to know there’s something to hope for, something better. To give up on hope because of the past or the present is to settle for less than all the possibilities that could have been birthed in the future.

Let me share some things from scripture to show you how valid hope is. There’s more you can find from Genesis to Revelation hence this is not exhaustive.

Hebrews 6:17-19
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,

Hebrews 10:23-24
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,

The last verse above tells us not to just hope in eternity but let that hope influence you to be an agent of two things, first, love, then good works.
Yes, the whole world lies in death, but you don’t, so be a life-giver. The world lies in darkness, so be a light-bringer. There’s a reason you are the light of the world. There is a reason you’re the salt of the earth. There is a reason the life given to you will be a “well springing up to eternal life“, not for you to drink alone but others too. – John 4:14

Don’t you also know that hope gives you something to believe God for – peace, healing, provision, economic advancement, etc? Now, you should understand why hope and faith are connected – Heb. 11:1

How can you sweeten the life of another when you yourself hope for nothing in life itself?
Even love bears all things, believes all things, HOPES ALL THINGS, endures all things. – 1Cor. 13:7

What is the essence of life if you have stopped hoping for anything good? It is not faith, not knowledge, not wisdom, and definitely not of God. Don’t give up hope, it is your essence.

FATHER, HEAL MY HEART, OPEN MY EYES AND HELP ME TO HOPE AGAIN BOTH HERE AND IN THE LIFE TO COME.

Good evening,

That you may be bound to Christ.

– James

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DAY 154 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

The 27th Psalm captures the concept of confidence in God through faith in His ability to do the impossible and to remain consistent always.. Join me in this short read. Blessings

Title: CONFIDENCE OF FAITH IN GOD


The 27th Psalm is very special to me because it combines an exuberant declaration of faith in God together with a heart that is desirous of God. This is further more captured in a cry out for God’s preservation. It sums up the concept of confidence in God through faith in His ability to do the impossible and to remain consistent always.

Today, let us stand with David the king, and declare our faith in God. As you read, be reminded that God doesn’t fail people who depend on Him. Let it remind you to strengthen your confidence in Him even when
things aren’t visible and your expectations aren’t looking viable.

I’m sharing with you from the NKJV Bible. I encourage you to read this scripture aloud to yourself as if it’s about you and you alone

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.

Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.

One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.

For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.

When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.

Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.

Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalms 27:1-14

Let your faith be strengthened and let hope rise. Cast away the worry. He that will come will come. Embrace the comfort of His word and take one more step further. There is reason to hope because it’s not yet over. Put your confidence in God and stand still. He will show up in His might and clear all darkness with His great light.

Hallelujah to the Lord!
Bless Him right now

DAY 153 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

Title: I AM YOUR GOD; I AM WITH YOU

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

Isaiah 41:10
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WHAT’S NEW WITH ME LATELY?

It’s been a tight season for me lately. God be praised actually, because it has been very productive. For this, I am most thankful.

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DAY 152 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

There definitely will come the day when all men will stand to give account to the Maker of us all, the Lord God Himself. You see, just as the Master of those servants returned eventually, a day would come when we all will appear before God’s presence. And that day, He will ask us for what He entrusted to us. He will then reward all according to their works… More on today’s devotional

Title: AND THEN PAY DAY WILL COME

…After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them…

Matt. 25:14-30
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DAY 151 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

If prayer is communication between man and God, then prayer is man’s way of touching God and being touched back… Read more

Title: PRAY

And it shall come to pass, When it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, That he will come to his sanctuary to pray; But he will not prevail.

Isaiah 16:12
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DAY 150 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

Whatever phase you are at right now, allow me to tell you that abandoning ship may not be your best decision… read more on today’s devotional

Title: UNLESS YOU STAY ON THIS SHIP

Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved.”

Acts 27:31
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DAY 149 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

No money, no food, no friends, no trouble and no enjoyment can ever measure up to the value of a personal relationship with Jesus!

Title: ON A LOVE ADVENTURE WITH JESUS

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14

O the blessedness of those who walk closely with the Lord! The joy of attachment to the One with whom we have to do. This is far beyond religiosity or its likes. Rather, it is what I like to call a love adventure.

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His LIGHT broke my CHAINS (My Testimony of God’s Deliverance) – Teddy Eragbai

People always find a way to hide under a lie, and the devil is the father of lies – John 8:44
However, It does not have to be so. Join us on this journey as Guest Blogger Teddy shares his testimony of deliverance from the bondage of addiction to freedom in Christ Jesus…

Growing up as a young believer, I saw people enter into different forms of ungodliness both publicly and privately, and I would say in my mind, “These guys are not strong in God, I can’t be involved in such things… bla bla bla bla”. Growing older I realized that talk is cheap, will is weak and strength is from God alone.

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DAY 148 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD

Today is about a man who, by the situation of things, found himself inside the belly of a very big fish. That would seem like drowning, wouldn’t it? Imagine the heat, the gut smell and everything possibly found inside a fish’s belly. It wasn’t funny. It wasn’t fun…

Title: WHEREVER, WHENEVER

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. “Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.”

Jonah 2:1-2
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