Tuesday, 29 May 2012

HOPE - a compelling word

"Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"
Romans 12:1

Consider this to be a resolution for the next month:
"to be joyful, steadfast in doing good - even though u r experiencing some kind of hardship"


If you can stretch your mind, your attitude towards this, I believe you have found the secret expressed in Scriptures.

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing steadfastly in prayer"
~ Rom 12:12

Consider this:
Joy is a matter of personal temperament
Joy is a matter of circumstances
Joy is a ... choice

To be joyful, is a command, a duty. Even when things are rough.
~ 1 Thes 5:16, Phil 4:4

It's the same as to forgive, regardless how you feel or your circumstances =  it is a command.

To be joyful in life, we must have  HOPE
What is  HOPE ?
HOPE is FAITH; and faith comes from the Word of God
~Rom 10:17

If you don't spend time reading the Word, your faith is weak, your  HOPE  is shallow and your joy is minimal.  If you are not joyful, it is because you are not hopeful. Only because your mind is preoccupied with things of this life, your circumstances, maybe because of an unfaithful husbands, poverty, rejection...

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