Hope

"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." - 1 Peter 3:15

I was asked this week, as part of my ‘I will’ statements, to create a Gospel statement as well. In other words, a concise reflection of your faith to share with others. I have been thinking about this off-and-on this week and have been trying to simplify my faith to its essential parts.

In response to 1 Peter 3:15, this is what I have so far:

“My hope is in Jesus, who showed me the best way to live is to love others. He made me right with God and freely gave me eternal life in Heaven in exchange for my short life on Earth. This gift is for all who choose to follow Him.”

In 1 Peter 3:15 is an implication that we personify hope. A challenge, yet intended as an assumption of Christian character.

Hope makes for a convincing campaign slogan, but there is only one true hope–found in the Gospel.

iWill:

  • look for ways to display a more hopeful attitude this week.

Prayer Requests:

  • for a local ministry I can get involved with
  • for strengthened faith about our job situations
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2 responses

  1. Bonez,
    This is a beautiful statement of faith. Thanks for sharing. As for the job situation, I don’t know the details, but I’ll pray for your faith. I have recently taken comfort in two thoughts: We seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, trusting all else to be taken care of. Next, we came in to this world buck nekked and buck nekked we will leave it. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

    October 3, 2010 at 11:03 PM

  2. Good insights! Keep trusting; keep digging; keep following the heart of God. He will give the increase. He will bring blessings into your life!

    October 4, 2010 at 8:39 AM

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