As a strong-willed person who is filled with lots of my own ideas and preferences, hearing those words is like a flame under my feet. I want to scream “How dare you,” stick my nose straight up in the air and completely ignore everything that you just said. Because YOU said so?!?!? Yea right. more “Because I Said So…”
I look at the large footprints ahead of me, thinking to myself, I know who they belong to. “Big shoes to fill, too big for you.” The enemy’s voice is telling me my own shoes will never fill the impressions before me. more “The Path”
For the longest time I expected certain things in my life. I expected my friends to be supportive and attend my birthday parties. I expected that the people I loved would still write to me long after I moved away. I expected myself to get top marks in all my classes. I expected to have an awesome career and be completely satisfied with my life by the time I was 30. I expected, I expected.
As we approach this Passover, Good Friday, and Easter Season, I begin to contemplate and dwell on the price Christ paid for you and me. There are two songs that spring to my mind. One is the “Revelation Song” and the other is “Mary Did You Know”.
Hope is my middle name. I’m not just saying that, it truly is. I love that it is because it reminds me of so much. There are many scriptures in the Bible pertaining to hope. The one that sticks out most to me is Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the convictions of things not seen.”
What is it that we hope for? More importantly, how do we have faith to believe that what we hope for will happen? I found the answer to the second question in Hebrews 6. This chapter assures me that God keeps His promises. He cannot lie.
“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6 NKJV
“Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 NKJV