Speak Life

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Speak life into every situation. Sometimes we speak the wrong things out of habit. Sometimes we speak things to ourself and others because we blurt it out without thinking. (shock face)

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Sometimes, we have to apologize for things we say. As I think back growing up, I don’t remember anyone explaining spiritual growth or maturity. So as we get older, it’s something we learn by trial and error. (gritted teeth smile)

Each day, we have opportunities to speak life or death in our life and situations. Many times, we are our worst critic. (smile)

Let us have faith and be positive in what we speak. (smile)

Be blessed my friends! (smile)

Hope

Jeremiah 17:7 – Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Hope, like our faith, should remain in God. Each of us are walking and working through this process of life. Hope, like faith, keeps us moving forward.

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Never lose hope. Like faith, God will always provide someone or something to renew our hope in Him.

For our reading pleasure, scriptures on hope – the expectation of future good.

Kinds of hope:
Natural expectation – Acts 27:20
Sinful expectation – Acts 24:26
Impossible – Romans 4:18
Spiritual assurance – 2 Corinthians 1:7

Hope described as:
Living – 1 Peter 1:3
Blessed – Titus 2:13
Good – 2 Thessalonians 2:16
Better – Hebrews 7:19
Sure and steadfast – Hebrews 6:19
One of the great virtues – 1 Corinthians 13:13

Product of hope:
Purity – 1 John 3:3
Patience – Romans 8:25
Courage – Romans 5:4, 5
Joy – Romans 12:12
Salvation – Romans 8:23
Assurance – Hebrews 6:18, 19
Stability – Colossians 1:23

Grounds of hope:
God’s Word – Psalm 119:42-81 & Romans 15:4

God’s promises – Acts 26:6, 7 & Titus 1:2

Objects of hope:
God – Psalm 39:7
Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:19
Salvation – Romans 5:1-5
Resurrection – Acts 23:6
Eternal life – Titus 1:2
Glory – Romans 5:2
Christ’s return – Romans 8:22-25

Be blessed today, by faith, with hope of better things to come!