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.
Hope is an action and a possession. Whether we are exercising hope or keeping hope in our heart, it is precious in the faith of a believer. To obtain Hope as a possession, we must first find peace. The Apostle Paul directs us toward peace through our faith. Do you believe that JESUS’ has the ability to make you right in the eyes of God? As believers, we trust and believe that it is the blood of JESUS that cleans us from all sin! Nothing but the blood of Jesus can make us white as snow. Once we accept the blood of Jesus, we no longer carry the guilt from our sin; thus, we then find peace with God and can stand upright before him. (Romans 5:1) We are then justified by our faith that Jesus has power and authority to wipe our slate in life clean. When we believe and receive Jesus’ blood as our cleansing agent for all our sins, our faith that HE cleans us, leaves us with a new HOPE! We gain access to a new resurrected life now and forever more. We then can hold on to HOPE in our hearts. Hallelujah! Where would we be without hope? Thank you, Jesus for the gift of HOPE!
Paul reminds us in Romans that believers should not continue to be discouraged from the day to day struggles that come up against us in life to steal our expectations for the joy, peace and happiness. (Romans 8:1) Believers have been given a precious gift to hold on to; our life becomes hidden in the Spirit of God! (Colossians 3:3) HE then orders and directs our steps and HIS way never fails us. Thus, we keep holding on to our HOPE, not in the world but in Christ! Divine hope is not wrapped in a box with a bow but is embedded in our heart through faith and is sealed by the Holy Spirit who is always speaking new hope every morning!
Therefore, possessing a new HOPE, produces a new walk that allows you to move with a renewed confidence, not in yourself, but in JESUS, who provides the HOPE of Glory. Heavenly Hope changes your thoughts, changes your conduct and changes your heart. You want everyone to know about the new HOPE given to you! You walk not ashamed of the revelation of knowing Jesus! (Colossians 1:27) You walk not ashamed of what HE has done for you! You walk not ashamed of the HOPE that you HAVE in your relationship with Jesus! Glory God, if Jesus doesn’t do another thing for us in this life, HE has already done enough to cause our hope in HIM to last till we get to the other side!
There is HOPE in the believer not like the world. Believers desire to live in the glory of the heavenly; with Jesus! As believers, we must daily take hold and taste our down payment of eternal glory right now on earth through the Holy Spirit! (Ephesians 1:14) Your HOPE in one day continuing with Jesus forever makes you not ashamed to tell your testimony of how God brought you out of darkness, into HIS marvelous light! Share your most glorious possession; the Holy Spirit.
Love someone enough today to share your gift of God’s glory. Pray today that someone will accept the invitation for eternal life with Jesus and the benefit of receiving the down payment of HIS Holy Spirit’s daily guidance!
By sharing God’s love, others gain access to hope. They get to see how our HOPE is kept through the working of the Holy Spirit who actively keeps us from falling back into the dark places of this world, void, without direction, depressed and without hope. Alert them that you could not do life without Jesus. Share that it is the Holy Spirit who reminds us daily that HE has overcome this world. (John 16:33) Therefore, we can rise up every day and be more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. Tell someone today that the Spirit of God’s guidance will not disappoint nor will it deceive. HE is the Way, the Truth, and Life! Therefore, we must walk in that divine HOPE and awaken the hope in others too.
Today, be not ashamed to let others know that God did not just give HIS love to you, but he shed HIS Son for everyone! Everyone has access to God right now through Jesus. Receive, receive, receive; HIS son Jesus and HIS comfort of the Holy Spirit, until HE returns! Thank you, Lord God for the HOPE OF GLORY! Thank you, Lord God for the gift of the Holy Spirit, who will never leave us without hope of your return and our eternity together! There is peace with HOPE.
God loves us so much, that HE shares HIS son with all of us, that everyone who believes in HIS son shall have access to peace in life now and eternal life without spiritual death (John 3:16) Don’t just hold your hope, walk in it! God’s love is the greatest love of all.
Who could love you more?