Wednesday, September 23, 2009

offer hope

Proverbs 23:18 (GWT) --- There is indeed a future, and your hope will never be cut off.

What does the future look like for you?  Is it bright or it is dark?  Is it full of possibilities or is it full of troubles?  It is a place you are excited about or it is a place you are dreading?

Those answers can be real intense and tell me a lot about your life.  God just said in that verse Proverbs that you have a future.  God will not cut off your hope.  Yet I meet people every day that have no hope.  Their hope is gone, cut off and has washed away.  That is why it is time for the church, the people of God, to put hope where people can reach it.  Did you hear that?  Hope is unreachable for some people, but we have hope and help at our finger tips.

I remember Dino Rizzo talking about the issue of offering people help and serving them by putting hope on the shelf where they can reach it.  People need hope.  Are you giving the people around you any hope?  If not, you are living for the wrong thing.

How can we offer people real hope?  How can we put hope where people can reach it?  It all begins with us seeing God and accepting hope.  Then we pass on what God has given us by serving people.  That is where people will see hope lived out.  They will see life living and breathing, not sitting and souring.  Hope makes us get out of our chair and do something.  Hope gives people a desire to do something with their lives.

Most importantly, hope gives people the opportunity to see the one who gives real hope.  Think about it.

Proverbs 29:18  (NASB) --- Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.

Offer somebody hope today.  Hope may just change their life for eternity!

1 comment:

Jean Ohlerking said...

Amen! Hope's name is Jesus. What the world needs is Jesus.

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