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 134 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

If you feel like that step is a step into darkness, then let me remind you that, He is the Light that shines in the dark (John 1:4-5).

Title: GOD’S INSIDE-AGENT ON THE FIELD

”And a man found him wandering in the fields; the man asked him, “What are you seeking?”

Genesis 37:15 (NRSV)
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DAY 61 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

Title: DON’T LET SATAN TAKE IT FROM YOU ANYMORE (2)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Gal. 5:1
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DAY 60 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

Furthermore, I have learnt that as a believer, we all (children of God) weren’t saved to be put under again by the devil or by unfavorable circumstances of life

Title: DON’T LET SATAN TAKE IT FROM YOU ANYMORE (1)

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage

Galatians 5:1
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DESTINY

Notes are always a time to express myself and it is good to see it that way. Be blessed and learn from this expression whose aim is to teach you.
I remember that very good evening, I and a couple of close friends, Gift, Faith, Passion, knowledge, Friendship, Reality, Wisdom, and others had gathered together at our little home down Regular lane.

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DO I KNOW YOU? DO I FEEL YOU?

The pains. Keeping the faith up. Coping/overcoming the pains. Dealing with the cause-in hatred or in love.

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[NLT] Hebrews 2:18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.

I may not know everything or feel everything, or have I felt everything, that you are going through, or have been through.

But here is what I know:
I know what it means to lose a parent at an early age.
I know what it means to be raised by a widowed mum that wasn’t always there.
I know what it means to live apart from your immediate family and most loved ones.
I know what it means to hunger and thirst.
I know what it means to lack.
I know what it means to leave school and be delayed cause of fees.
I know what it means to lose people you love most to wicked forces.
I know what it means to lose a loved one because of the bad company they kept.
I know what it means to lose something or someone you’ve been protecting and guiding for a long time.
I know and I feel…

But I also know what it means to be loved by those you have no ties with.
I know what it means to have everything you need whenever you really needed it.
I know what it means to be in Christ Jesus in God and to have the company of the Spirit always. These three in one has been the reason I am who I am today.
I love those who have hurt me and I pray one day that they come to find this light as I have now.
I have love for those who took my loved ones away from me.
I don’t intend to take vengeance. I forgive them like God forgave me.
I have learnt to trust God with my all and He has never disappointed me. Even when I thought that He actually did, it was working out for something much more glorious for me.

Like I said earlier, I may not know everything.
But I know this for sure That God gives comfort to His own.
He knows how to deliver those who trust Him.
He is never late for those who are faithful.
And He is always available to those who diligently seek Him.

I may not feel what you’re feeling or have felt, but I know someone who does.
He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities.
He promise to never leave nor forsake.
He promise to forgive the repentant.
He promise to heal
He promise to mend
He promise to deliver
He promises and He performs
He doesn’t know failure; for there is no failure with Him.
Hang on in there. It wont take too long and your change will come. And when it does, it will be like a dream because it will beat your highest expectation.

I don’t know it all…
But I want you to know this
YOU’RE NEVER ALONE.
YOU’RE NOT THE FIRST.
Your destiny lies ahead.
Keep your head up.
Do not let your background to put your back on the ground.
Do not let where you are now to hinder you from getting to where God has designed for you to be.
Stay strong and you’ll come out with wings.
Hold the light and cling on Him.
You’re meant for great things….
Nomatter what you’re going through now, if you stay and keep the faith as you move on, you will reach

Embrace the comfort only God can give.
Walk in the light only found in Him.
Put your treasure which is safe in Him.
Never give up or give in.
Never allow the circumstances you find yourself in to change you into the monster you hate the most.
Allow the faith and testimony of the saints and those who once walked this path to encourage and keep you going.

There is light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t look down or back yet.
Keep going, praying, trusting, and believing this:

You’re loved.

James

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