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Showing posts with label confidence. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Do Not Rely On Those Who Are Arrogant and Lie

January 7, 2021 - LISTEN HERE

Psalm 40:4 (God’s Word Translation) 

Blessed is the person who places his trust in the LORD and does not rely on arrogant people or those who follow lies.

What does it mean to Trust? Webster’s defines trust to mean:

Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; to have confidence or reliance.

Let’s reread the passage with these insertions:

Blessed is the person who puts his belief in the integrity, the ability, and the character of the Lord and does not rely on arrogant people or follow lies.

We have been praying for our country, our constitution and our president for several months now here at Happy Hour. The time is now to stand firm and put our TRUST in the Lord...and trust in the outcome He has in store for the United States.

 But now is the time to stay the line, trust in the Lord and not listen to “arrogant people” and “those who TELL lies.” We’ve heard so many in the last few weeks, even in the last 48 hours, that unless we use true discernment and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it becomes increasingly possible to ferret out the facts....and to NOT lead to our own understanding.

Whatever it is you THINK you know about the current political and medical situations, keep in mind that you only have a thin glimmer of what is really going on. If you get your information from MSM, remember you’re only getting told what they WANT you know, with the spin in THEIR direction. If you get your information from social media, be very selective of the sources you follow and believe.

In the meantime, remember what the Lord said about worry in Mathew 6: 25-34:

Do not worry about your life... but seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness so all these things shall be added to you.

 What should we do RIGHT NOW?
  • Keep our eyes on Him.
  • Seek to serve Him better and with more trust.
  • Trust everything will be ok if we let go of the outcome.
  • Trust He will show us right from wrong.
  • We must aside our personal arrogance... and perceptions, and yes, lies and traps we have fallen into and accepted as “truth.”
  • Most importantly, we must trust God knows what He’s doing and trust He will deliver the best outcome for us all
Today’s prayer:

Dear Lord, we are passing through tumultuous times, traveling in unchartered waters. We don’t know what to do next. We’re not sure where to go – or if we should sit tight. We’re not sure if we should fight or hunker down. We’re not sure what our country is going to look like on February 1. We're not sure what to prepare for - civil war or total lockdown. Lord, the most important - the ONLY thing we - we should be preparing for is His return. We must be casting our fears and our doubts on to You. We need to be deepening our trust in You.

Lord, we praise Thee. We worship Thee. We thank Thee for being the One True God that through Your Son, Christ Jesus, we can always turn toward in hope and trust for the Truth. Protect us Lord and forever keep us close unto you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Set Your Hope On Christ

September 29, 2020 - LISTEN HERE - with special Guest David Block

1 Peter 1:13 

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a sober spirit, and fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming.

The Bible records two letters written by Peter to encourage the early Christians who were scattered across what is now mostly modern-day Turkey. They were discouraged and they were being persecuted for their faith (v6). He wrote to remind them how God had blessed them through the gift of his Son and the Word of the Lord, which endures forever.

Recall the word hope, when used in the Bible, means to have confidence, to have security, to expect, and to anticipate.

The word grace, mentioned more than 150 times in the Bible, means the unmerited, unearned love and favor of God.

Let’s read that verse again:

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep a sober spirit and fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

.....And then, let’s read it with the definitions:

Therefore, with your minds readied for action, be serious, and set your confidence and security on the unearned love and favor of God, which was brought to you with great anticipation.

How powerfully encouraging is that!  

Today’s Prayer:
Dear Lord, our confidence and trust is in You. We learn more about the magnificent gift of Your son and our Salvation each time we dig deeply into Your Word. We marvel at the stories and lessons that were given to Your early church – 2000 years ago – that are as relevant today as they were every day over the last 730,000 days. Help us to fix our gaze on Christ Jesus, no matter what worries or circumstances we have that are trying to distract us. Let us be confident that His ways will fulfill the purpose He has for us in our life. Thy will be done. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

The Real Meaning of Hope

September 28, 2020 - LISTEN HERE

Psalms 39:7
Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.

In the English language, the word ‘hope’ has an element of doubt. For instance, “I hope it won't rain tomorrow” or “I hope I win the lottery.” 

However, that is not the meaning of hope from the Bible.

  • In the Old Testament, hope comes from the Hebrew word batah which means confidence and security. 
  • In the New Testament, hope is usually translated from the Greek words, elipis or elipizo, which originate from the world elpomai, which means to expect or to anticipate. 

How different is the meaning of HOPE when we know it means confidence, security, expectation, and anticipation!

When we say, “My hope is in the Lord” – it’s not a sense of desperation or the feeling of “crossed fingers.” We stand on a sure foundation with joyful confidence and solid anticipation.

As we explore various passages of the Bible about hope, keep these definitions in mind. I think you will be reading these verses with a whole new sense of interpretation!

Today’s Prayer:
Dear Lord, our hope – our confidence and security - is in You and Your unlimited power, knowledge, and dominion. We have confidence that all things will come to pass that are aligned with Your purpose for our life. Make Your plan, Your will for our lives clear, Dear Lord, so our hope in the future becomes clear. We know that no matter what, we have hope in You. We live in expectation of Your blessings for our life, for our country, for our world. Your purpose will not be defeated. May Your plan fulfilled in a timely manner, according to Earth time. May Thy will be done in our lives according to Your riches in glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.