Sunday 20 August 2017

A Hope that is assured by His promise

Day 14 (20 Aug 2017, Sunday)


“Hope” is something that we expect will be fulfilled in the future.  It is like a cord to which we can trace its origin and its end.  Daniel discovered from the book of Jeremiah, this cord of hope, which was referred to as “the fulfilment of the seventy years of desolation of Jerusalem” (Daniel 9:2).
The premise of our hope is Jesus Christ and His living Word, and these shall be our hope for salvation and deliverance.

People often put their hope on someone or something, but doubts and perplexities will arise in the event of unfavourable circumstances.  Even if we pray to God, our mind is likened to the wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
We become people that are double-minded, unstable in all our ways (James 1:6-8).  Therefore, it is impossible for us to pray like Daniel with all this confidence claiming the promises of God which is to bring restoration and deliverance to the nation of Israel.

The hope of our nation lies not on the spoken words or decisions of our politicians though their words and policies will somehow affect our livelihood as a citizen.  Our hope lies on the One who is able to work all things out for the good of those who are called in accordance to His will (Romans 8:28).  Truly it echoes with Paul’s statement in Acts 27:25 when he said,  “…for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.”

Pray for the Federal Territories of Malaysia  :  Kuala Lumpur

Pray that the Lord will be exalted and His glory will be revealed through the Church in the city, and His Kingdom and righteousness shall reign, and all things that exalt themselves above His name shall be brought down (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Pray for the law enforcement to have wisdom and strategies for the eradication of social ills in the city that will result in the reduction of crime, drugs, gambling and other vices.  Pray for “love in action” such as feeding the hungry, helping the poor in the city, and welcoming the marginalized.

Pray that the communal and green spaces will be maintained and increased for all to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation amidst the pollution and congestion of city life.

 Necf Malaysia

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