Category: Hope

Courageous Faith

“Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.” – Elton Trueblood Courageous faith is faith that does not give up because it knows the present circumstances does not represent the full or final reality. Courage is not the absence of fear, but  confidence and conviction in the face of fear.  Courage is belief beyond the obstacle of fear.…

Living Hope Pt 3: Hope Deferred

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 All of God’s promises are “yes and amen”, yet when the promise appears to be delayed our hearts can become sadden as we wait for the manifestation of what was promised. It is during these time when we must remind ourselves that God…

Living Hope Part 2

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3) Hope has been a theme that has been stirring in my heart for the past few weeks. I sense that the…

Winning The War In Our Heads

Bringing Thoughts into Captivity: “For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that…

Living Hope

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). Hope is defined as “To trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial…

Spiritual Bankruptcy

When we think of bankruptcy we usually think of the inability to pay our financial debts. Financial bankruptcy is often devastating, but what about spiritual bankruptcy? As a nation we are facing a crisis the likes of which we’ve never faced before. It is increasingly evident that the leadership from all political parties are for the most part completely blind to…

The Crucified Life

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). What is the ‘crucified’ life? Crucify means to destroy the power of – crucify the…

Cycles of Sin

For years, God has been challenging many of our mind-sets, religious traditions, and cultural biases to bring us fully into His eternal plan. In a previous post I wrote: History repeats itself in cycles of sin. Everything that does not come from faith is sin (Roman 14:23). Sin pulls people away from what is right, not realizing this has an effect on their…