The fire alarm has just been pulled… you have 60 seconds… what will you take? 1, 2…
Take this: Hope Dealer or Fault Finder. We all have a choice: every day, every moment, and with everyone we meet.
Being a Fault Finder is easy in our human nature; even the devil does it. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night… Rev. 12:10. Jesus called sin out, but then offered hope (John 8:1-11). Jesus is our blessed hope (Titus 2:13) our living hope (1 Peter 1:3)! May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit- Romans 15:13. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us… 2 Cor. 1:9-10.
Jesus please make me a Hope Dealer. When my sinful, critical nature creeps up, help me to remember the love, grace and mercy You have lavished on me. I want to find the glad, speak life, be part of the solution. You have filled me with Living Hope, help me to freely deal!
59, 60. GO!
Independent Read: Matthew 7:5, Romans 5:8