Good morning and welcome to Wednesday! I hope that everyone out there is having a hope-filled week so far and keeping your eye on the prize. We recently moved into a home we are renting and aside from a few technical glitches, we love it. As much as we appreciate being around family, there is nothing like having your own space to call your own. Now with it just being me and my bride, it makes for some peaceful days. In the picture above, I am writing this straight from my kitchen table so it can remind me what is really important in life; Jesus and Coffee. 🙂
Yesterday, I wrote a little about hope. I sense my spirit changing a bit because my initial mindset was that I would convey to my readers this evil and the “veil” that has been cast upon humanity. While I will definitely still be doing that, I feel as if this world needs something first; HOPE. People will never be receptive to a message if they don’t have hope that things can change or that they will really be ok. As I said yesterday, the media goes literally out of their way every day to tell you how bad the world has become and making us feel like we have very little options in life. To the point where we are seeing suicides at an unprecedented rate as the feeling of hopelessness engulfs our very being….Well, I will not contribute to that feeling and instead offer a simple, but yet truthful message…THERE IS HOPE!!
Hope is not something that can really be explained, it has to be shown. The thing is that it doesn’t have to be complicated; take this morning for example. Our power breaker for the water heater keeps going off and I feel like I could sleep for 100 more hours; doesn’t make for a good morning if I just concentrate on that right? But actually there is hope right in front of my face; hence the picture above! I have the windows open where the birds said Good Morning, I have coffee in my hand, and thanks to the technology below my fingertips, I can communicate with the world on this message of hope. Really, its a pretty good morning wouldn’t you say?
Friends, do me a favor to prove my point. I challenge each of you to turn off your Twitter news feeds, don’t listen to any news of any kind for 24 hours. Simply concentrate on looking for positives around you; go for a walk, head to the beach, maybe even just shut off the air and open up your windows to listen to God’s creation speaking to you. You might just be surprised at what you hear. There is hope all around you my friends, you just have to want to see it. God has so much in store for you both here and in the life to come. Sure we have evil here for now and we will experience trials in our lives, but the suffering that we may encounter here is nothing compared to the Hope, Glory, and Grace that God has given us and will see completed in us very soon. Have a great, hope-filled day everyone and if you see fit, please share this blog with others so that we can bring a message of hope to others. 🙂
Peace, Love, and Hope,