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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Quiet Time: Joy, Peace, Hope

Joy, Peace, Hope

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

Without Jesus, life is hopeless.

Samuel’s mom was hopeless (1 Samuel 1:18) until a single word from God transported her  from downcast to uplifted. 

Like Hannah, the Christ follower hears God speak and remembers  that life is more than eating and drinking (what we see) and our hearts desire is awakened  to walk in righteousness, with peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). 

However, what is so wondrous about this change in attitude is that it comes not from a reversal in circumstance but by a simple yet profound change in perspective. 
  • God speaks and His Holy Spirit calms our heart with a peace that transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7). 

  • God speaks and His Holy Spirit enlivens our soul with a joy unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8) 

  • God speaks and His indwelling Holy Spirit fills us with a hope in the appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13).

Bad news is sad news for everyone. 

Christians feel sorrow too, yet only for the moment; for, we know that our joy, peace, and hope are found in a Person, not a place, possession, or position. 

 Let The River Flow is a song that came to mind in my quiet time. Here's the link:

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