Today I am not feeling very creative..... Simply put I am exhausted creatively, mentally and physically. I had a post that I wanted to add today, but I am kind of going through one of those moments when you try on an outfit and it just doesn't go with your day, so you change it. Well, I am having one of those days when nothing I write sounds right. Cliche' isn't it?
So, I checked my email this morning and read the thoughts today that my pastor sends out daily and it was encouraging so I thought I would post it, ( by the way if you want to be added to his distribution list that is sent all throughout this country, then simply leave your email address in the comments and I will forward to him and you will be able to receive these very encouraging spiritual thoughts). Today's thought which follows below is about hope.
When I feel rejuvenated I will post again today, because I don't want the enemy to rob me of the creativity that I feel that God has bestowed upon me. As a matter of fact, the more I type this the more my mind is churning and I want to post, so let me get my thoughts focused and I will come back later and re-post. For now, I want to share with you this thought.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Hope means ANTICIPATION, EXPECTATION, CONFIDENCE. You must desperately fight in your mind, your heart, and your soul to protect your hope. It is the forerunner to your blessing from God. Make sure your hope is anchored in the deep-rooted belief that God is true to his promise, as long as you remain true to him. Such an anchor strengthens your patience.
Romans 5:1-5 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. KJV
Pastor James Jennings, Church of God of Forrest City , AR
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus' name.
Chorus: On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.
The words of this song are so encouraging to me and I hope they encourage you. Be blessed and stay encouraged