Hope And It’s Elements

Every human being places their hope in something, and every human being asks that hope to deliver something. Where have you placed your hope?

We’ve all been hardwired for hope. We all project our lives out into the future to imagine things as they would like them to be. we all carry around with us, personal hopes and dreams. We all surrender our hearts to some kind of expectation. We all silently wish that things could be different than they are we all hope in something and we all hope for something. So much of how we look at life and how we live, our lives is connected to the thing in which we place our fundamental hopes for our lives.

Hope always have three elements – an assessment, an object, and an expectation. Hope works around and assesses that something or someone could be better than it is; that something or someone is somehow broken. If things were as perfect as they could be, then you wouldn’t need to hope. Hope all has an object it is the thing that you bank your help on. You asked for the object of your hope to fix what is broken or to deliver what is desired or needed. Hope has an expectation. That is what you asked the object of your hope to give you, what you hope the object of your hope will deliver.

Now, there are really only two places to look for foundational life. hope, that is basic meaning and purpose, motivation to continue, a sense of well-being, that acknowledge that you have hooked yourself to what life is really about. You can search for hope horizontally in the situations, experiences, physical possessions, location, and relationships of everyday life. There are two problems with looking horizontally.

First, all of the you things suffer from some degree to brokenness. They are part of the problem, and because they are, they are unable to deliver what you are seeking. Also, these things were never made to be a source of our hope but the fingers at point you to where your hope can be found.

Paul says it all when in Romans 5:5 when he tells us that hope in God will never put us to shame. It will never embarrass us by failing to deliver. In those words, Paul tells us where Hope can be found. It is found only vertically. Only when God is our hope is our hope is sure and secure. Only he is able to give you the life that your heart seeks. Only He is able to give your soul the rest it needs. Only He can deliver the internal peace that is the hunger of every human being. It is only when grace has connected Him to you when you learn what life is really all about.

If Your Hope Disappoints You, It’s Because It’s The Wrong Hope. – Apostle Paul (Romans 5:5)

Psalm 1 Bible Verse

I was just looking at the outline for my Psalms and realized I didn’t post Psalm 1. I’m sharing with you the book of Psalms and the guidance my pastor has given me to learn these and lead to changing not only how I see the Bible, but also changed my life.

Psalm 1

To birth love/passion for God’s Word through meditation

Many say, they love God’s Word, but not as many of them show that love by meditating in it. “ meditation God’s Way” is to worship Him directly from His Word ( the Psalms) and according to the instructions given there. As we worship, ask God to create a passion in you to love Him and pursue Him, His Way… through worship.

Blessed is the man whose delight is in Lord, and on His law he mediates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2.

Ps1:3 He is like a tree, planted by the streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prosperous.

We all pray that God will bless us, nourishes, and provide for us, and caused us to be prosperous in all we do. That is exactly what God promises. He will do if we will worship at Him by meditating in His Word.

Ps 1:6. The Lord watches, over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

God knowing your way, means that because you are close to Him (relationship). He will be aware of every step you take, and can provide you His blessings, protection, and provision as you journey through life with Him.

Today’s Psalm

Psalm 3

Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts my head.

The Sword Of The Spirit For Every Battle

This Psalm is “The sword of the spirit for any faith-fight (1 Samuel 17:14). Regardless of the enemy’s strength we must keep our eyes and our hearts on the promise of God to fight for us and bring us victory.

God is our shield, our glory and the One who lifts up our heads. When we declare our faith in God He fights for us.

In all things we must remember that battle is the Lords. But we must pray for Him to give us strength and to fill our souls with peace.

I cried out to Lord and He answered me from His Holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety. For the Lord was watching over me. – Psalm 3:4-5

The enemy’s #1 weapon is fear that comes from being overwhelmed by the strength of your adversary. Our #1 weapon against this is our mouth declaring that we will not be moved by fear.

I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side. – Psalm 3:6

We should not be afraid of who comes against us. Because our battle belongs to the Lord. God teaches us to rely on Hun by growing our faith for the victory in and conflict we are facing.

Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God. Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. -Psalm 3:7-8.

God can strengthen our souls and build our faith to declare the strength He had given is fighting our battles in His Strength.

Why America Is Against Christianity

The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were founded on the principle that human law cannot contradict God’s direct decree, only if God had not ruled in an area where men are then free to set their own legislative policy.

If it isn’t longer self-evident that all men are created, then it cannot be self-evident that all men are created equal. As the Declaration of Independence suggests, losing the physical understanding of self-evidence causes us to lose the metaphysical understanding of self-evident.

As long as there are people who strongly adhere to a religion that honors this principle, man’s power, as well as government’s power, will always be limited. So, in order for liberals to construct evil from either desires and passions, believe in God must be neutralized, better yet destroyed, and moral relativism is a keystone of that degenerative road.

Today’s Psalm

Psalm 2

Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart and cast their cords from us.

America is in a time of unprecedented attack from “our adversary, the devil.” God is calling His people, the Church, to rise up in prayer to defeat him, And release an awakening and revival on the nation our victory (God’s will for America) is certain if we will pray.

In Psalm 2 God reveals the basis for every conflict in the earth. People and Nations reject God’s call to come under the Authority of Jesus Christ. He gives us a prayer strategy to turn these wrong choices around and call people, governments, and nations into a relationship with Him.We need to agree in prayer for our communities and government to align with God’s will.

Starting The Psalms Today -June 4-2023

Psalm 1

“Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he mediates day and night.”

Many say they love God’s Word, but not as many show love by meditating in it. Meditation God’s way, is to worship Him directly from His Word (the Psalms) and according to the information given there. Ask you worship ask God to create a passion in you to love Him and pursue Him, His way… Through Worship.

Psalm 13:1-2

“How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul Having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?”

When you “listen to your soul“ your feelings and emotions bring “sorrow” (discouragement). This undermines your faith and gives the enemy the advantage. Keep praying this Psalm 13:5, “I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice inYour salvation.”

Stay in faith and receive God’s grace for your trials.

Interrupt Anxiety With Gratitude

Interrupt anxiety with gratitude has to be one of my favorite quotes because it is a powerful reminder that when we are feeling our feelings, we can interrupt them. It doesn’t have to solve the underlying cause of what we are feeling, but it can get us calm in our bodies to face it.

It’s like the children’s book that’s called A Little Spot Of Anxiety. In this book, the anxiety spot show’s how to find our peaceful spot by counting and breathing when we are in the midst of being very anxious and how, once we are calm we can deal with what is happening or simply see that it isn’t as big as it was getting. For me when I feel most anxious I focus on the gratitude -the gratitude that I am enough and there is enough to share (if we all share). Each of us is a love letter from God to a hurt and broken world.

Gratitude is a reminder to show up as a letter of love whenever we can in an attempt to heal the brokenness around us not to add to it. Every day I like to do my part to tell and show others how grateful I am for them.

True, there are real reasons for anxiety (especially in today’s world), and while gratitude can’t fix everything. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a deep breath and find something to be thankful for. This allows us the space to deal with the problem and not just the resulting anxiety.

Together we can interrupt anxiety with gratitude and embrace the gifts we can give and give freely.

It seems like we are so into hating everyone that thinks differently that sometimes we feel alone. We need to be gentle on ourselves and remember to interrupt anxieties with gratitude.

Turn Your Pity Into Praise

If we look in the Bible there is an account of someone having a pity party. But, what can we learn from his mistakes. The Bible tells us about Elijah in 1 Kings 19:1-18.

Elijah’s Five mistakes

Mistake #1 He tells God, “I’ve had enough Lord!

How many times have you done that, I know say it a lot. The problem with having a pity party is we don’t usually party alone, we usually invite others.

Mistake #2 Elijah was living in the past.

Many pity parties involve past hurts. We think we’ve gotten rid of the past, but it rears it’s ugly head when we have a pity party. Even if we think we’ve put the past behind us.

In two places, verse 10,13 we hear Elijah say but “I’ve been very zealous for the Lord.” We think we’ve done good things, so why is this still happening.

Sometimes we realize that things weren’t that good like we have made up in our minds. We think we have glory in past accomplishments so we shouldn’t have to fight for the future. Sometimes i think I’ve fought long and hard to survive the past, why aren’t things better.

Mistake #3 Elijah began to compare himself to others.

Elijah says, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown does your alters, and killed your prophets with the sword. I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” Jezebel angrily swore to have Elijah killed, forcing him to flee for his life.

Mistake #4 He began blaming others for his troubles.

How many times do we blame our troubles on someone else? We need to take responsibility for ourselves

With Elijah, jezebel was chasing him.

The Israelites had abandoned God (so he thought).

Mistake #5 He exaggerated the problems.

You know the difference between a Big problem and a little problem don’t you? A Big Problem is anything I’m going through and a little problem is anything you are going through,

Elijah said, in verse 10 and 14, “I am the only one left.”

We need to start turning our pity to praise.

Here are some ideas I have put forth in my life, when I start to have a pity party.

1. Check your pulse. There are people who didn’t wake up this morning.

2. Look at the conditions in the world, so many have it way worse than you do.

3. Be careful what you say.

4. Remember life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Ephesians 4:29 in the New Living Translation, says “ do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for others up according to their needs (us too), that it may benefit those who listen.” We née to start doing what God has shown us to do. Our lives and the world is a huge mess.

5. He careful what you think upon. Our thought’s determine our lives.

Philippians 4:8, finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.”

I walked into the room the other day, and saw a woman. My father thought was oh my he’s ugly. She didn’t smile. She had squinty, puffy eyes. She wasn’t very attractive. Then I realized it was a mirror. She was me.

How often to we think awful things about ourselves in that manner? She yourself as God see’s you. Fearfully and Wonderfully made.

I’m not saying that really difficult times won’t come. What I’m saying is rather than throwing a pity party we should learn to praise God.

Our greatest problem we could ever have is facing eternity without Jesus.