Hope

Hope

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pure Freedom...

We want freedom to do what we want to do, yet that never seems to satisfy. We were created to be dependent on God, Romans 1! Striving for freedom ends up in ultimate slavery…if you’re not dependent on God you’re dependent on something or someone else. Where does that lead you? Often times I hear, especially in young people…being a Christian isn’t fun you can’t have fun or do fun things. I would beg to differ. There is so much freedom and pure joy in following the Lord. Your heart desires the things of the world so it is easy to think that is what you need, but in reality what you need is Christ. God gives us a different view of what it means to truly live. There is eternal satisfaction in the Lord and a hope that nothing of this world can offer.
Psalm 145:16
"You open your hand;you satisfy the desire of every living thing."
Psalm 103:17

"But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,and his righteousness to children’s children..."
Jeremiah 31:3

"the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love;therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you."
Job 4:6

"Is not your fear of God your confidence,and the integrity of your ways your hope?"
Psalm 71:5

"For you, O Lord, are my hope,my trust, O LORD, from my youth."
Ephesians 1:18

"having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints..."

He is beyond anything the world can offer and truly satisfies! HE CHANGES LIVES! I often ask myself why I put my hope and expectations on the world/people? When I clearly know nothing compares to the Lord! I pray for greater faith and a life of faithfulness and love. That I would love Him and love others according to His Word! I need thee every hour...every hour I need thee...