Hope Conceives — Faith Delivers!
This is the season of resolutions. What will we do differently, better, or more in the New Year?
The problem with resolutions often is: we attempt to do them in our own willpower, without consulting God — or relying on Him. For some people it is a gym routine, for others it’s a diet, breaking a bad habit, or starting a good habit … I want to encourage you in your resolutions this New Year, but I also want you to think about those resolutions in a new light, the light of hope and faith, as outlined in Hebrews 11:1 …
“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.”
What are you hoping for in 2015? Do you even know? According to this verse, you can’t have faith unless you also have hopes for something. Today I’m challenging you to consider five things you’re hoping for in 2015. Then, when you have made your list, pray about each one … Of course, you may have dreams you’ve dreamed for a long time — but if you’ve never taken them to the Lord in prayer, then you don’t know whether they’re in God’s plan for you. Take this daring step with me today, and pray about those dreams.
Faith follow Godly hope, as the Scripture clearly shows. Build your faith by taking time to pray about those hopes. When you feel the Holy Spirit’s “yes and amen” to each hope and dream on your list, you will know you can have faith that they will happen.
One of my sincere hopes for 2015 — and I have prayed about it — is that Cornerstone will continue to be a powerful voice of hope for you and your family.
If you’d like to us to pray with you (for your hopes and dreams, or for your most urgent prayer concerns), please call our prayer line any time at 888-665-4483. It’s our privilege to stand with you in faith in 2015, believing for God’s best. Happy New Year!
(Pictured above with Founder Norma Bixler)
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