Hope is God’s gift to us. It is also a distinctively Christian resource for you to use in living. Hope is one of the many qualities of a relationship put right with God through Christ Jesus. It is therefore, the birth right of every Christian.
(Hebrews 6:11, 12)
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make you sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
Hope keeps the Christian from becoming lazy or feeling bored. Like an athlete, train hard and run well, remembering the reward that lies ahead.
Hope can be a powerful force in people’s lives. Especially in this age, an age characterized as hopeless” and “full of despair,” the hope you have to share with the world is a tragically neglected aspect of Christianity. Lets use this course to remind ourselves of our distinctive hope, and seek ways we can effectively engender hope in our life and them lives of those we care for and touch.
Share an experience you had in which Hope played or could have played and important part.?
J. Heightened Consciousness of God’s Presence.
God’s presence helps us handle change
:Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. The tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.”
Those who travel, move, of face new challenges know what it is to be uprooted. Life is full of changes, and few things remain stable. The Israelites were constantly moving through the desert. They were able to handle change only because God’s presence in the tabernacle was always with them. The portable tabernacles signified God and his people moving together. For us, stability does not mean lack of change, but moving with God in every circumstance.
God desires fellowship with human beings. That’s a remarkable thought! Some how he seems so complete and self-sufficient that it’s incredible He would desire anything at all. But God desires an intimate relationship with each of us.