Monday 28 August 2017

Hope is found when we rest in God

Day 22 (28 Aug 2017, Monday)

Psalm 42:11
What is hope?  The Oxford dictionary defines it as “a confident feeling of what will happen in the future,” or “something good that we expect to happen in the future.”  In the Scriptures, David was described as talking to his soul that is himself.
When we are terribly hungry, we look for a food stall, and once found, we immediately place our order.  It the food comes late, we are uneasy, but still wait patiently for it to come.

Once the food is served, we start to eat.  While we are eating, the body feels strengthened and the hunger disappears.  After the meal, we feel satisfied, because we had worked for it.  Hope means that we are waiting for something in the future.  When we put our hope in God, it is like our appetite for food.  Hope in God is like ‘working’ for our future - our future of spirituality and maturity in the Christian life.

As David longed for his soul to understand it, let us also long for our hope in God.  This is the hope which St. Augustine says, ‘My soul is restless until it rests in you alone O God.’  Let us hunger that our soul gets satisfied with the hope in God.  The hope which the Scripture says in unshakeable, unlimited and unmeasurable.  Hope in God produces patience, perseverance and trust.
It gives strength and courage to move on in the Christian life.  Hope in God is something to be desired for in the future as it brings joy and happiness in our lives.

Pray for 8 Mountains of Influence :  Education 

Pray that God’s design for the education sphere will be redeemed to be a means of capturing and transforming the minds of the students towards becoming individuals that are intelligent, hardworking and filled with integrity.
Pray that there will be a shift of kingdom mind-set in that more believers will be willing to take up this vocation to battle for the hearts and minds of the emerging generation, guiding them towards biblical values and truth.
Pray for vibrant Christian fellowships in schools, colleges and universities.
Pray for wisdom for policy makers to plan holistic curriculums that will prepare students for the 21st century workforce.
Pray for educators with innovative ideas, a real passion for teaching and a spirit of excellence.

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