Over the past few months I have really been seeking areas of personal growth as well as defining more of what I feel God requires of me. In one area of my life I have been pressed to define my passions. One of the main passions of my heart is hope. I wanted to dig into hope a bit more to see what it is that drives me to want to share it so much. Obviously, I am in need of this gift operating in my life. It is one of the 3 things Jesus talks about specifically needed here on earth:
I not only need hope in my life, I want to share it. The what of hope is something I wanted to look at a bit more today, breaking it down into 4 parts:
I always associate hope with healing because anytime a person needs hope, it usually implies a healing is needed for something i.e. physical healing, mental healing, situational healing, it is a strong human desire for something to change or be different. So, looking through that lens, I could see clearly hope defined as healing's objective postulates endurance. I also learned a new word this week and it is POSTULATE:
So, if you are going to get what you are hoping for:
It's birthplace is in the confident claim of that in which is being hoped for and the sticktoitiveness to hold on to that hope regardless of circumstance or situations. (My blog, my definition) :-)
An obvious scripture about hope is another of the 3 words from Jesus, FAITH and that is:
See how we're postulating now? So, if we are requiring hope or going to impart hope, that particular hope is healing's objective and that objective is to postulate endurance so that the healing actually occurs and that takes faith and that faith comes only because of and through the the love of God for us to have it. That's awesome there! You should tweet that! Better even, remember it.
I HOPE now that you understand my passion a bit more and that hope means a bit more to you now than it did a few moments ago in your life.
Now that you are empowered with more, whenever you need hope, don't forget...