How Can You Obtain Hope That Never Fails – Hope In Jesus Christ

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How Can You Obtain Hope That Never Fails – Hope In Jesus Christ.



Hope doesn’t always come easy. Especially when life backs you in a corner and you find yourself between a rock and a hard place. Sometimes it can be tempting to think that it’s just easier to throw in the towel and give up hope in Jesus because as we watch our situations they seem impossible and the odds are stack against us.



Unlike the world, that seeks for fleeting hope in passing fancies, as believers, the Bible tells us one of the ways we can develop and have hope. And this is how it goes.


When we suffer, we can rejoice, give thanks and glorify God because we know for a truth that our suffering and pain in not in vain.
We have an assurance that can’t be shaken and has been proven time and time again and by a large cloud of witnesses that our suffering produces perseverance.



Once we have developed perseverance, we have gone to another level of maturity as believers. It means we can wait. And even in that difficult place of waiting, we do it with grateful and thankful hearts. We push forward despite the tides. We press on because sure enough, our perseverance produces character.


Character is solid. Character does not back down. Character is not tossed about by strange doctrines and heresies. There is authority that comes with character.


And then once we have developed that character, we get HOPE!
Hallelujah! And that Hope that we develop, that hope in a savior who conquered death never puts us to shame. It’s solid! Legit! Praiseworthy.
You can take it to the bank or anywhere. It’s a hope that never fails or fades.


So, incase you are going through a difficult time right now and you are suffering, please chin up. Take heart. Glory in your suffering, that is just the beginning to a Hope that never puts us to shame.


Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:1-5


Hannah



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Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Yeshua the Messiah came that mankind would have life, but not just any kind of life but an abundant life.


As believers, Jesus has given us the power to live a better life, an abundant life. We can live life abundantly and with Power in Jesus.


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We can have joy in abundance.

We can have love in abundance.

We can have faith in abundance.

We can have hope in abundance.

We can have relationships in abundance.

We can have families in abundance.

We can have marriages in abundance.

We can have friends in abundance.

We can have careers in abundance.

We can have wealth in abundance.

We can have education in abundance.

We can have beauty in abundance.

We can have fun in abundance.

We can travel in abundance.

We can have nutritious meals in abundance.

We can have businesses in abundance.




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Yes, we can live an abundant as believers even though we are not of this world.



Bible Verse :

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:10

A life in Jesus is an abundant life!



Zlata



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Where is your Hope for life found?  Is it in your family, finances, friends, job, career, children, business, investments, beauty, money, intelligence, education, networks etc?


Sadly, putting your hope in the things mentioned above can put you to shame. In fact many people in the world have been put to shame by hoping in passing fancies. The only hope that never disappoints, that doesn’t fail and that doesn’t shame us is a hope in Jesus.


For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Romans 10:11-13

Are you going through a period of shame right now because you put your hope in the wrong places and people?


Don’t despair. You have an opportunity to put your Hope in Jesus who will never put you to shame. Hope in Jesus not only gives us peace, comfort and strength, but it pours love into our lives. Hope in Jesus is sure and it never fails.


This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.

Hebrews 6:19-20

Hope in Jesus today and and watch him turn your shame to honor, glory and purity.


I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 

Revelation 3:18-19

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4. perseverance, character; and character, hope.

 Romans 5: 3

According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 

Philippians 1:20


Hannah


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As believers we can boldly stand and boast; Not in ourselves. Not in our achievements or our accolades or what we have been able to do.
Such boast is useless and leads to sin.


But boasting in the Hope of the glory of the Lord Jesus gives us peace, faith and perseverance. It helps us to push on.


The same way the disciples and believers before us pushed on, we too can.
The apostles and disciples had hope that their Messiah Jesus Christ would be glorified through them and so they pushed ahead.


When life got tough and they were suffering and being persecuted for their faith, they held onto the hope that their Lord was being gloried through their sufferings and tribulations.


While we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Titus 2:13

Are you going through a particularly difficult time in your journey of Faith right now?


  • Is hope far?
  • Is hope lost?
  • Are you in despair?
  • Reached your wits end?
  • Don’t know where to turn?

You dear brother or sister can have Hope in the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. You can believe that he is using the situation you find yourself in to be glorified.


What a great honor and privilege to be chosen by the creator of the universe as vessels for his glory to shine through.


Don’t lose hope. Don’t despair. Hold on and Hope in the glory of God.


We have also obtained access through Him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, 4 endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. 5 This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 

Romans 5:2-5


Hannah


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The Depth, Height, Weight, Breadth Of Love – Rethinking Love In Today’s World

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A few weeks back, I got onto twitter and started tweeting about LOVE. That particular morning a few weeks back I had just re-read Paul’s letter in 1 Corinthians 13 with new eyes.


See, at that particular point in time, the notion of love really confounded me (In all fairness, I’m still confounded and learning).


I had movie definitions, dictionary definitions and novel definitions etc.
Anyhow, in my confusion, I read that chapter a few times and yet I still couldn’t get it. How could Paul say love never fails and yet I (mistakenly and supposedly) saw it failing all time? I was pathetically failing to grasp the slippery nuances of this verb or is it noun or is it emotion and thought it very powerless and a waste of precious time.


I mean how dare Paul write assertively, unperturbed and so assuredly about love walloping mighty, tough and hardened faith and hope? Was Paul for real?


Which world was Paul living in? Did Paul know about our current world? Did he even have any inkling at all about the various pressures we faced on a daily basis?


Hadn’t Paul heard people saying love was for the broke, weak and pathetic?
Hadn’t Paul heard that love doesn’t put food on the table?
Was there no pain during Paul’s time? Were people not killing each other over mundane things during his generation? Were the separation/break up/divorce rates not on the rise during his days? Were children not being abandoned, mistreated, thrown into toilets and onto the streets when he lived? Were there no starving and poor people during his age? Theft, robberies, abuse, pride, fear, insults, violence, gossip, slander, rage, deceit etc. Was Paul aware of such plagues or was he just waxing lyrical because he never got to live during the information/knowledge age?


I had too many questions (and no one to answer them) because most of the people I knew were too busy doing one thing or another to try and indulge me in my proclivities. I thus decided to put 1 Corinthians 13 aside.


Another reason was that the more I read that chapter, the more of a fraud I felt like. And wanting to save my skin and mind from dissonance, I decided to shelve it and to dwell on more promising aspects of life.


Anyhow, as God work’s sometimes one cheery morning without me even trying to, I finally got my EUREKA moment! And I went like! BINGO! That is it! This is in fact what Paul was saying when he wrote that famous chapter. It finally started dawning on me why Paul was waxing lyrical.


Paul’s letter says many things but I will share two today:


  • It doesn’t matter how well you communicate/speak/write etc. If you don’t have love, you are kidding yourself.
  • It doesn’t matter how prophetic, knowledgable, intelligent, talented and wise you are; If you don’t have love, don’t pamper yourself.
  • It doesn’t matter how much money/things/time/benefits you give to those less fortunate than you: If it’s not done out of love, you better keep your riches and enjoy them alone.
  • It doesn’t matter how much pain and abuse you can endure at the hands of tormentors. If you are not enduring out of love, please re-think your strategy.

In essence Paul is cautioning us thus:
All those sweeping, dramatic, public displays we keep engaging in, sometimes even with Videos, T.V’s, newspapers, the media helping us to record etc, don’t really matter if we are just doing them for appearances and are not doing it out of love, true humanity and humility. 


I feel the chapter screaming:


  • Forget the public shows.
  • Forget the frivolities.
  • Forget the superficiality.
  • Forget the extravaganza.
  • Forget the plastic surgery.
  • Forget the revisions and correction.
  • Forget the spectacle and displays.

Just forget it all. Instead! Lets go DEEPER!


  • Don’t give me the facade.
  • Don’t show me crocodile tears.
  • Don’t show me your perfection.
  • Don’t show me the nice, decent clothes.
  • Don’t even bother with the manicured nails.

Show me your scars and wounds.
Show me the crevices and cracks.
Show me where it hurts the most.
Show me where you need healing.
Show me where I can attend to you.
Show me the dirt beneath your nails.
Show me your fears and vulnerabilities.


BUT


Show me the beauty too!
Show me the laughter, humor and fun.
Show me the whimsical plays and dreams.
Show me the delicate, cute and pretty lines too.
Show me the guffaws, chuckles, grins and smiles.
Show me YOU, in whatever hues and colors you are created.


Colored, black and white, sepia, with filters, as a portrait or as landscape, with borders or without, with a Lomo effect, HDR or Bokeh.
The applications don’t really matter.
As long as it is you and not a person/picture with no soul!
Some people are breathing but they have no souls. Show me a soul!


BUT please!
Don’t lament to me about other people’s realities.
Don’t share with me another person’s weaknesses.
Don’t tell me other people’s stories without their permission.
I don’t want those stories, myths, tales, fabrications.


Tell me your stories.
Tell me your realities.
Tell me about YOU!


Because:


Love goes deeper.
Love goes to the core.
Love doesn’t float on the surface.
Love is not conventional.
Love runs the extra mile.
Love doesn’t make sense.
Love is overwhelming.
Love beats logic and thinking.
Love goes further and longer.
Love removes bandaids and deals with wounds.
Love is not interested in the flowers, it wants the roots.
Love swims to the deep end and then submerges
itself and lets the torrents crash over it.
Love is grit, gentleness, grace all meshed into one to produce a tapestry of unimaginable dimensions.


And that is how this pathetic, seemingly, disturbing thing called LOVE manages to trump the ferocious, predominant, popular and powerfully menacing giants called Faith and Hope.

Thats how love beats knowledge, wisdom, beauty, talent, money, education, degrees, fashion and all the other trappings we have grown accustomed to.


For a moment, yes, take a pause please and:


  • Forget their names and locations!
  • Forget how people dress!
  • Forget how stinky their breath is!
  • Forget the tattoos on their bodies!
  • Forget the alcohol they drink!
  • Forget the drugs they binge on!
  • Forget the color of their skin!
  • Forget their religion and ideologies!
  • Forget their sins and favorite pass times!
  • Forget they haven’t taken a shower in days!
  • Forget the language in which speak or worship God!
  • Forget how pathetic and weak they look!
  • Forget the disfigurement and lack or refinement.

Forget all that! Forget all that! Forget it!


Now change your lenses;


Imagine this person was you. Imagine their story was yours.
Picture their reality as yours (I know this is too difficult for some people).
But still!
How would you want to be treated if the tables were suddenly turned (And this can happen at any time and to anyone).
Imagine for a moment you found yourself on the other side of the divide.


Hindus talk of reincarnation. Sometimes I wonder how people would behave if they knew that their present actions may get them reincarnated as something much lesser in another life. I wonder if this would influence how these folks treat others.


I will summarize by saying: Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church is saying that Love:


  • It is patient.
  • It is kind.
  • It doesn’t envy (e.g how come the pastors/corporations/other people are so successful and I’m so poor yet I do a, b, c etc. It’s just not fair).
  • It doesn’t boast.
  • It is not proud (I can never do that! My standards are too high).
  • It does not dishonor others (those who like exposing other peoples secrets, secluded battles, nudes and other private information for sinister motives without permission).
  • It is not self seeking (Me! Me! Myself and I kind of philosophies).
  • It is not easily angered (doesn’t mean it doesn’t get angry. Just means the tempers are even and not short).
  • It keeps no record of wrongs (Lord help our memories).
  • It doesn’t delight in evil.
  • It rejoices with the truth.
  • It always protects.
  • It always trusts.
  • It always hopes.
  • It always perseveres.

Love never fails.


Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8


Jules


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“The iron bolt which so mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in gloomy prison, needs a heavenly hand to push it back.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Of all the things in the world to be dreaded, despair is the chief. When a man is in the depths of despair, he is ready for all sorts of sins. When fear discourages him action is dangerous. But when fear has weakened him and his conscience is powerless to guide him, the vultures circle him waiting for their prey. As long as a man has hope for himself you may have hope for him.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“When Christ died on the cross, our hopes began. When He arose, they were confirmed. When He ascended on high, they began to be fulfilled. When He comes a second time, they will be realized.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My sole hope for heaven lies in the full atonement made upon Calvary’s cross for the ungodly. On that I firmly rely.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“There is no hope for you but in Christ. Rest assured that all the mercy of God is concentrated in the Cross. I hear some talk about the uncovenanted mercies of God—there is no such things. The mercies of God are all emptied out into the Covenant. God has put all His grace into the Person of Christ and you shall have none elsewhere. Trust, then, in Christ—so you shall be blessed, but you shall be blessed nowhere else.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Grace within us will employ prayer, and faith, and hope, and love, to cast out the evil; it takes unto it the “whole armour of God,” and wrestles earnestly. These two opposing natures will never cease to struggle so long as we are in this world.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’s blood and righteousness: I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesu’s name.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Whatever troubles come, let us play the man; let us show that we are not such little children as to be cast down by what may happen in this poor fleeting state of time. Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is above the sky, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean; we will see the wreck of everything earth-born, and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Waiting trains our grace. Waiting tries our faith. Therefore, wait on in hope, because even though the promise seems to be delayed, it can never come too late.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us. Those old gnarlings on the root of the oak tree, and those strange twistings of the branches, all tell of the many storms that have swept over it, and they are also indicators of the depth into which the roots have forced their way. So the Christian is made strong, and firmly rooted by all the trials and storms of life. Shrink not then from the tempestuous winds of trial, but take comfort, believing that by their rough discipline God is fulfilling this benediction to you.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If I am not today all that I hope to be, yet I see Jesus, and that assures me that I shall one day be like Him.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“And so my Master, who is the great ark of salvation, did not come into this world to save only a few little sinners. “He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.” Look on him there. See him on the cross, in extreme agony, enduring countless griefs and torments, and sweating in agony, all because of his love for you who were his enemies. Trust him. Trust him, because there is hope, there is restoration.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The bleeding, dying, rising Saviour, is the only star of hope to a sinner. Oh for grace to come now and drink, ere the sun sets upon the year’s last day!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Moses grew weary, and then his friends assisted him. When at any time your prayer flags, let faith support one hand, and let holy hope uplift the other, and prayer seating itself upon the stone of Israel, the rock of our salvation, will persevere and prevail.” 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is above the sky, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean; we will see the wreck of everything earthborn, and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Forgive, as you hope to be forgiven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“One of these days you who are now a ‘babe’ in Christ shall be a ‘father’ in the church. Hope for this great thing; but hope for it as a gift of grace, and not as the wages of work, or as the product of your own energy.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If thou canst wait for Christ, and be patient in the hope of having fellowship with him at some distant season, thou wilt never have fellowship at all; for the heart that is fitted for communion is a hungering and a thirsting heart.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The delight which the mariner feels, when, after having been tossed about for many a day, he steps again upon the solid shore, is the satisfaction of a Christian when amidst all the changes of this troublous life, he rests the foot of his faith upon this truth—‘I am the Lord, I change not.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, “You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself.” My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Experienced Christian, boast not in your experience; you will trip yet if you look away from him who is able to keep you from falling. Ye whose love is fervent, whose faith is constant, whose hopes are bright, say not, “We shall never sin,” but rather cry, “Lead us not into temptation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If you will select me the grossest specimen of humanity, if he be but born of woman, I will have hope of him yet, because Jesus Christ is come to seek and to save sinners.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, he is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what he is now doing for me.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“And it seems to me I can, it seems to me I can open the little wicket gate, and cry, “There is hope!” The one who said there is no hope is a liar and a murderer from the beginning, and the father of lies. There is hope because Jesus died. There is hope everywhere except in the infernal lake of fire.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Value the blood of Christ as the foundation of your hope, but never speak disparagingly of the work of the Spirit which is your meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. This day let us so live as to manifest the work of the Triune God in us.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted—if no rough winds pass over us.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Men are in a restless pursuit after satisfaction in earthly things. They will exhaust themselves in the deceitful delights of sin, and, finding them all to be vanity and emptiness, they will become very perplexed and disappointed. But they will continue their fruitless search. Though wearied, they still stagger forward under the influence of spiritual madness, and though there is no result to be reached except that of everlasting disappointment, yet they press forward. They have no forethought for their eternal state; the present hour absorbs them. They turn to another and another of earth’s broken cisterns, hoping to find water where not a drop was ever discovered yet.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“When Christ died on the cross our hopes began, when he rose they were confirmed, when he went up on high they began to be fulfilled, when he comes a second time they will be realized.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“A man might as well hope to fight a swarm of flies with a sword as to master his own thoughts when they are set on by the devil.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter. These trials are for the testing and strengthening of your faith–they are waves that wash you further upon the rock–they are winds which waft your ship the more swiftly towards the desired haven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of the Lord.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Blessed be His name that He has arranged that one Person of the Sacred Trinity should undertake this office of Comforter, for no man could ever perform its duties. We might as well hope to be the Savior as to be the Comforter of the heartbroken.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“If I had to sum up the gospel I should have to tell you certain facts: Jesus, the Son of God, became man; he was born of the virgin Mary; lived a perfect life; was falsely accused of men; was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God; from whence he shall also come to judge the quick and the dead. This is one of the elementary truths of our gospel; we believe in the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment, and the life everlasting.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, the wondrous power in the scripture to create a soul of hope within the ribs of despair and bring eternal light into the darkness that has made a long midnight in the inmost soul!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Nothing is more deadly than self-righteousness, or more hopeful than contrition.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“It is always beneficial to praise the Lord; it cheers the day and brightens the night; it lightens toil and softens sorrow; and over earthly gladness it sheds a sanctifying radiance which makes it less liable to blind us with its glare. Have we not something to sing about at this moment? Can we not weave a song out of our present joys, or our past deliverances, or our future hopes.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon



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“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“When we try to focus our thought upon One who is pure uncreated being we may see nothing at all, for He dwelleth in light that no man can approach unto. Only by faith and love are we able to glimpse Him as He passes by our shelter in the cleft of the rock.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Faith is an organ of knowledge, and love an organ of experience.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Only to sit and think of God, Oh what a joy it is! To think the thought, to breathe the Name; Earth has no higher bliss. Father of Jesus, love’s reward! What rapture will it be, Prostrate before Thy throne to lie, And gaze and gaze on Thee.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The greatest encouragement throughout the Bible is God’s love for His lost race and the willingness of Christ, the eternal Son, to show forth that love in God’s plan of redemption. The love of Jesus is so inclusive that it knows no boundaries. At the point where we stop caring and loving, Jesus is still there loving and caring.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Mere acquaintance with correct doctrine is a poor substitute for Christ and familiarity with New Testament eschatology will never take the place of a love-inflamed desire to look on His face.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Love casts out fear, for when we know we are loved, we are not afraid. Whoever has God’s perfect love, fear is gone out of the universe for him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus’ fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let me seek Thee in longing,” pleaded Anselm, “let me long for Thee in seeking; let me find Thee in love, and love Thee in finding.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Spinoza wrote of the intellectual love of God, and he had a measure of truth there; but the highest love of God is not intellectual, it is spiritual. God is spirit and only the spirit of man can know Him really. In the deep spirit of a man the fire must glow or his love is not the true love of God.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Spiritual sophistication lacks freshness and warmth; God is far away, and there is little communion and little joy in the Lord. To have a cold heart with little pity, little fire, little love and little worship is spiritual lethargy.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that might be said of Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The great of the Kingdom have been those who loved God more than others did.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.” God actually rises up storms of conflict in relationships at times in order to accomplish that deeper work in our character. We cannot love our enemies in our own strength. This is graduate-level grace. Are you willing to enter this school? Are you willing to take the test? If you pass, you can expect to be elevated to a new level in the Kingdom. For He brings us through these tests as preparation for greater use in the Kingdom. You must pass the test first.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“But when, through the open door of the cross and the name and power of Jesus Christ, I commend myself to the Father’s heart, then God cancels all my past, accepts all my present, swears His holy name for my future and the love of God take me over. Then fear goes out of my heart, because love has come in.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“All things as they move toward God are beautiful, and they are ugly as they move away from Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Yet if we would know God and for other’s sake tell what we know we must try to speak of his love. All Christians have tried but none has ever done it very well. I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme than a child can grasp a star. Still by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it and even indicate the direction one must look to see it. So as I stretch my heart toward the high shining love of God someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged to look up and have hope.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“In the deep of His mighty nature God thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires, and suffers as any other person may.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“I trust I speak in love, but the lack in our pulpits is real. Milton’s terrible sentence applies to our day as accurately as it did to his: “The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed.” It is a solemn thing, and no small scandal in the kingdom, to see God’s children starving while actually seated at the Father’s table.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoning of the theological mind.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Here is a masterly study of the inner life by a heart thirsting after God, eager to grasp at least the outskirts of His ways, the abyss of His love for sinners, and the height of His unapproachable majesty.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“We are often hindered from giving up our treasures to the Lord out of fear for their safety. This is especially true when those treasures are loved relatives and friends. But we need have no such fears. Our Lord came not to destroy but to save. Everything is safe which we commit to Him, and nothing is really safe which is not so committed.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“What God made, God loves, because it’s inconceivable that God should make anything that He didn’t love.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol. How then can you hope to have inward peace?”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“A loving Personality dominates the Bible, walking among the trees of the garden and breathing fragrance over every scene.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“There may be a right opinion of God without either love or one right temper toward Him. Satan is a proof of this.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The work of Christ on the cross did not influence God to love us, did not increase that love by one degree, did not open any fount of grace or mercy in His heart. He had loved us from old eternity and needed nothing to stimulate that love. The cross is not responsible for God’s love; rather it was His love which conceived the cross as the one method by which we could be saved. God felt no different toward us after Christ had died for us, for in the mind of God Christ had already died before the foundation of the world. God never saw us except through atonement. The human race could not have existed one day in its fallen state had not Christ spread His mantle of atonement over it. And this He did in eternal purpose long ages before they led Him out to die on the hill above Jerusalem. All God’s dealings with man have been conditioned upon the cross.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“But the sons of this world have not God; they have only each other, and they walk holding to each other and looking to one another for assurance like frightened children.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Trying to be happy without a sense of God’s presence is like trying to have a bright day without the sun.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly
has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.There is within the human heart a tough fibrous root of fallen life whose nature is to possess, always to possess. It covets `things’ with a deep and fierce passion. The pronouns `my’ and `mine’ look innocent enough in print, but their constant and universal use is significant. They express the real nature of the old Adamic man better than a thousand volumes of theology could do. They are verbal symptoms of our deep disease. The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us, a development never originally intended. God’s gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of New Testament religion.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let her love God as He is in Himself, and not as her imagination says He is, and pictures Him.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“We get the odd notion that God is showing mercy because Jesus died. No. Jesus died because God is showing mercy.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token homage to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is ABOVE, and his true position will be exposed. Let him be forced into making a choice between God and money, between God and men, between God and personal ambition, God and self, God and human love, and God will take second place every time. Those other things will be exalted above. However the man may protest, the proof is in the choice he makes day after day throughout his life.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Therefore I pray in the words of Thy great servant of old, “I beseech Thee so for to cleanse the intent of mine heart with the unspeakable gift of Thy grace, that I may perfectly love Thee and worthily praise Thee.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“When God looks at a sinner who still loves his sin and rejects the mystery of the atonement, justice condemns him to die. When God looks at a sinner who has accepted the blood of the everlasting covenant, justice.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


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“There must be knowledge of God before there can be love to God: there must be a knowledge of divine things, as they are revealed, before there can be an enjoyment of them.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Love is an exotic; it is not a plant which will flourish naturally in human soil, it must be watered from above. Love to Jesus is a flower of a delicate nature, and if it received no nourishment but that which could be drawn from the rock of our hearts it would soon wither.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“In the Salem of our peaceful hearts, the name of Jesus is great beyond compare: He has won our love, and He shall wear it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“There is no physician like Him, none can save as He can; we love Him, and He loves us, and therefore we put ourselves into His hands, accept whatever he prescribes, and do whatever He bids.We feel that nothing can be wrongly ordered while He is the director of our affairs; for He loves us too well to let us perish, or suffer a single needless pang.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“He who does not hate the false does not love the true; and he to whom it is all the same whether it be God’s word or man’s, is himself unrenewed at heart.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My Lord, I leave the infinite to Thee, and pray Thee to put far from me such a love for the tree of knowledge as might keep me from the tree of life.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Love and self-denial for the object loved go hand-in-hand. If I profess to love a certain person, and yet will neither give my silver nor my gold to relieve his wants, nor in any way deny myself comfort or ease for his sake, such love is contemptible; it wears the name, but lacks the reality of love: true love must be measured by the degree to which the person loving will be willing to subject himself to crosses and losses, to suffering and self-denials. After all, the value of a thing in the market is what a man will give for it, and you must estimate the value of a man’s love by that which he is willing to give up for it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Love should give wings to the feet of service, and strength to the arms of labour.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, the stoop of the Redeemer’s amazing love! Let us, henceforth, contend how low we can go side by side with Him, but remember when we have gone to the lowest He descends lower still, so that we can truly feel that the very lowest place is too high for us, because He has gone lower still.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I would not give a penny for your love to the truth if it is not accompanied with a hearty hatred of error.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“For the least love to God, and the simplest act  of obedience to him, are better than the profoundest knowledge. My  Lord, I leave the infinite to thee, and pray thee to put far from me  such a love for the tree of knowledge as might keep me from the tree of  life.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Slavish fear brings not back the backslider to God, but the sweet wooings of love allure him to Jesus’ bosom.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“You must be conquerors through him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all. Our laurels must grow among his olives in Gethsemane.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had have turned out to be my best days. And when God has seemed most cruel to me he has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless him more than for anything else it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me. Our Father’s wagons rumble most heavily when they are bringing us the richest freight of the bullion of his grace. Love letters from heaven are often sent in black-edged envelopes. The cloud that is black with horror is big with mercy. Fear not the storm. It brings healing in its wings and when Jesus is with you in the vessel the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Jesus does not cherish an offense, loving us as well after the offense as before it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“No dependence can be placed upon our natural qualities, or our spiritual attainments; but God abideth faithful. He is faithful in His love; He knows no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is faithful to His purpose; He doth not begin a work and then leave it undone. He is faithful to His relationships; as a Father He will not renounce His children, as a friend He will not deny His people, as a Creator He will not forsake the work of His own hands.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Shame on our cold hearts! We are but poor lovers of our sweet Lord Jesus, not fit to be his servants, much less to be his brides, and yet he hath exalted us to be bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, married to him by a glorious marriage covenant. Herein is love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: He loves her with all His infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage; she cannot be far from prosperity.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Wean our heart from every creature Thee to love and Thee alone.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“God’s Fatherly prerogative, ” is a kingly attribute so sweetly veiled in love, that the King’s crown is forgotten in the King’s face, and His sceptre becomes, not a rod of iron, but a silver sceptre of mercy—the sceptre indeed seems to be forgotten in the tender hand of Him who wields it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away;” but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“To have sweet sleep we must have sweet lives, sweet tempers, sweet meditations, and sweet love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“To trust him is the sure way to every blessing, and he is worthy of the most implicit confidence; but unbelief makes them prefer the cold porches of Bethesda to the warm bosom of his love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Love for God is obedience; love for God is holiness. To love God and to love man is to be conformed to the image of Christ, and this is salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“But, Lord, we have yet another burden — it is that we ourselves do not love Thee as we should.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Men will allow God to be everywhere but on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow his bounties. they will allow Him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends Hes throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth. And we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Christ loved the sons of men before there were sons of men, and me before there was me. If he was going to get tired of me, he would have done so before now.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is he mighty? He will show himself strong on the behalf of them that trust him. Is he love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“But, Lord, we have yet another burden — it is that we ourselves do not love Thee as we should.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The more unworthy you feel yourself to be, the more evidence have you that nothing but unspeakable love could have led the Lord Jesus to save such a soul as yours. The more demerit you feel, the clearer is the display of the abounding love of God in having chosen you, and called you, and made you an heir of bliss.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I feel myself to be a lump of unworthiness, a mass of corruption, and a heap of sin, apart from His almighty love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“May the Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer be that of the pompous man of pride, but we shall take the humble place of one who loves much because much has been forgiven him. Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Though you wear your fingers to the bone with service, weep your eyes out with repentance, make your knees hard with kneeling, and dry your throat with shouting, if your heart does not beat with love, your religion falls to the ground like a withered leaf in autumn.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Humiliation of soul always brings a positive blessing with it. If we empty our hearts of self, God will fill them with his love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Our gifts are very pleasant to Him. He loves to see us lay our time, our talents, our substance on the altar not for the value of what we give, but for the sake of the motive from which the gift springs.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish’? Surely that precious word, ‘Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely’ and that solemn promise, ‘Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,’ are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Zeal–what is it? How shall I describe it? Possess it, and you will know what it is. Be consumed with love for Christ, and let the flame burn continuously, not flaming up at public meetings and dying out in the routine work of every day.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The intensity of the love of the upright is not so much to be judged by what it appears as by what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, blessed trust! To trust Him . . . whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be confounded, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Come in, O strong and deep love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers, drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth bound soul, and float it right up to my Lord’s feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed up by his love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to him that if he will put his ear to me, he will hear within my heart faint echoes of the vast waves of his own love which have brought me where it is my delight to lie, even at his feet for ever.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“That same spirit which makes us love the praise of men makes us dread the threats of men. You cannot be pleased with the adulation of mankind without becoming fearful of tour censure.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon



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“The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.”

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“Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.”

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“When God created the heavens and the earth, darkness was upon the face of the deep. When the Eternal Son became flesh, He was carried for a time in the darkness of the sweet virgin’s womb. When He died for the life of the world, it was in the darkness, seen by no one at the last. When He arose from the dead, it was ,’very early in the morning.” No one saw Him rise. It is as if God were saying, “What I am is all that need matter to you, for there lie your hope and your peace. I will do what I will do, and it will all come to light at last, but how I do it is My secret. Trust Me, and be not afraid.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“To believe actively that our Heavenly Father constantly spreads around us providential circumstances that work for our present good and our everlasting well-being brings to the soul a veritable benediction. Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Yet if we would know God and for other’s sake tell what we know we must try to speak of his love. All Christians have tried but none has ever done it very well. I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme than a child can grasp a star. Still by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it and even indicate the direction one must look to see it. So as I stretch my heart toward the high shining love of God someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged to look up and have hope.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The ancient image of God whispers within every man of everlasting hope; somewhere he will continue to exist. Still he cannot rejoice, for the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world troubles his conscience, frightening him with proofs of guilt and evidences of coming death. So is he ground between the upper millstone of hope and the nether stone of fear.”

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“What God in His sovereignty may yet do on a world-scale I do not claim to know. But what He will do for the plain man or woman who seeks His face I believe I do know and can tell others. Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let us beware of tinkering with our inner life in hope ourselves to rend the veil. God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust. We must confess, forsake, repudiate the self-life, and then reckon it crucified. But we must be careful to distinguish lazy “acceptance” from the real work of God. We must insist upon the work being done. We dare not rest content with a neat doctrine of self-crucifixion. That is to imitate Saul and spare the best of the sheep and the oxen.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Holiness, as taught in the Scriptures, is not based upon knowledge on our part. Rather, it is based upon the resurrected Christ in-dwelling us and changing us into His likeness.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into an altar. The Lamb who was dying in the mystery and wonder of God was turned into the Priest who offered Himself. No one else was a worthy offering.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“If you were fine like an archangel, made thousands of dollars, never failed and never fumbled, you would be a saint, and there would be no place in God’s grace for you. Because you are the kind of person you are and have fits of slipping back a little, the grace of God operates toward you. This is your hope. So I say, be cheerful, be hopeful, dare to rise and say, “I’ll not sit and be gloomy anymore. I will dare to believe that the grace of God, that vast grace of God, is big enough for me.”

Aiden Wilson Tozer


“Let us be alert to the season in which we are living. It is the season of the Blessed Hope, calling for us to cut our ties with the world and build ourselves on this One who will soon appear. He is our hope—a Blessed Hope enabling us to rise above our times and fix our gaze upon Him.”

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What does hope mean in the Bible?

Hope” is commonly used to mean a wish : its strength is the strength of the person’s desire. But in the Bible hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.  Online Library 


“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:17-20


What does hope mean in English?

Old English hopian “wish, expect, look forward (to something),” of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen “to hope,” borrowed from Low German). Dictionary 


What is the difference between faith and hope?

Faith and hope are defined in the dictionary as follows; Faith is confidence or trustin a person or thing or a belief not based on proof and Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation or desire. Faith says it is so now, andhope says in the future it could happen. Huffington Post 


Why hope is important in our life?

Having goals is not enough. One has to keep getting closer to those goals, amidst all the inevitable twists and turns of lifeHope allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success, thereby increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals.” Noemi Photography 


Is hope an attitude?

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation”. Wikipedia 


What does hope mean to you?

Hope is the state of mind that believes and desires a positive outcome to situations in your life. It is the feeling that things will turn out for the best. It is consistently looking forward to that positive outcome to something planned in our life. Quora 


Is a dove a symbol of hope?

It seems that they derived this image from the simile in the Gospels, combining it with the symbol of the olive branch, which had been used to represent peace by the Greeks and Romans. The dove and olive branch also appeared in Christian images of Noah’s ark.  Wikipedia 


What is false hope?

If you’re trying to lull someone into hopefulness you don’t want to give them a sense of false hope. Rather, you want to make them feel really hopeful, although such hope is unjustified. So what you should say is “a false sense of hope.” Brians 


What is false hope syndrome?

It is argued, though, that self-change attempts provide some initial rewards even when unsuccessful. Feelings of control and optimism often accompany the early stages of self-modification efforts. NCBI 


Is hope an emotion?

It is also generally accepted that happiness is an emotion and that hope and optimism are not (at least not fundamental emotions). … Optimism is an overall explanatory style (global condition) that positive things will occur independent of one’s ability (external condition). CSUN 


What is the difference between trust and hope?

The key difference between hope and trust is their base; trust is based on reliability, confidence or belief in someone else whereas hope is not based on such qualities. Hope is merely a desire and expectation for a particular thing to happen. Quora 


What is the hope scale?

The adult hope scale (AHS) measures Snyder’s cognitive model of hope which defines hope as “a positive motivational state that is based on an interactively derived sense of successful (a) agency (goal-directed energy), and (b) pathways (planning to meet goals).”  PPC 


What is hope theory?

Hope is defined as the perceived capability to derive pathways to desired goals, and motivate oneself via agency thinking to use those pathways. … Processes that lessen hope in children and adults are reviewed. Using the hope theory definition, no evidence isfoundfor ‘false ” hope. JSTOR 


What is hope in recovery?

Recovering from an addiction is a complex process. … But it’s a journey that everyone hoping to recover from addiction must make. It is the only way to move from a life of destruction to life of health, wellness and joy. While there are many paths to recovery, there is one constant-and that’s hopeEdgeWood 


Where is hope in the brain?

The orbitofrontal cortex is located just above the orbits of the eyes and goes back several centimeters into the frontal base of the brain. The scientists discovered that the hope trait worked as a “mediator” between mOFC activity and anxiety. Big Think 


What does I hope mean?

Hope. It’s a simple word and yet can mean so much to anyone going through a difficult time. It can mean the difference between hanging on and giving up. It canmean a tiny smile in the face of a devastating diagnosis. It’s one word with no true definition — hope can mean anything you want it to. Roswell Park 


What is a sign of hope?

Symbolism. The swallow has been a symbol of hope, in Aesop’s fables and numerous other historic literature. It symbolizes hope, in part because it is among the first birds to appear at the end of winter and the start of spring. Other symbols of hope include the anchor and the dove. Wikipedia 


What bird is a symbol of hope?

Sparrows are sweet, gentle, little birds that symbolize companionship, and a symbol of hope. They are also a sign of fertility, intelligence, ancestral knowledge, renewal as well as rejuvenation of the spirit. The stork came visiting! Seeing a stork symbolizes a creative and speculative individual. MystiCurious 


What color symbolizes hope?

Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a ‘greenhorn’ is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic. Color-Wheel 


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Questions And Answers About Kindness – A Quality Of Love

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What does it mean to have kindness?

The noun kindness can be used for a kind act or to describe someone’s temperament. You might say of someone that her kindness is quite genuine, or on the other hand she fakes kindness to get what she wants.

Vocabulary 

What day is National Kindness Day?

Kindness Day was born when a collection of humanitarian groups came together on November 13, 1997 and made a “Declaration of Kindness”. Likewise, on Kindness Day everyone is encouraged to make a similar declaration.

Days Of The Year 

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

How can we show kindness to others?

Smile and say “hello” or “good morning” to a stranger walking down the street. …
Pay for the person’s coffee behind you. …
Leave a sweet note for someone you love. …
Let another driver merge into your lane – with a smile on your face. …
Pass along a wonderful book you’ve finished reading. …
Bring a meal to new parents.

Embracing Simple Blog 

What are the effects of kindness?

1) Kindness Makes us Happier. When we do something kind for someone else, we feel good. …
2) Kindness Is Good for the Heart. Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. …
3) Kindness Slows Ageing. …
4) Kindness Improves Relationships. …
5) Kindness is Contagious.

Dr. David Hamilton 

How do you practice kindness?

Ask your roommate or neighbor how they’re doing. …
Smile at a cashier or vendor. …
Tip at least 20%. …
Compliment yourself! …
Offer a friend an ear just to listen. …
Move to the side. …
Let someone go ahead of you. …
Use your cellphone considerately.

Mind Body Green 

How can I be kind to everyone?

Care for others genuinely. …
Don’t be kind for the sake of getting what you want. …
Be kind to yourself. …
Learn kindness from others. …
Cultivate kindness for the good of your own health. …
Make a habit of focusing on kindness. …
Be kind to everyone, not just people “in need”. …
Minimize judgment.

WikiHow

What is an act of kindness?

What is an Act of Kindness? An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something – our fellow humans, the animal kingdom, and the kingdom of nature. Kind words and deeds come from a state of benevolence, generated by a core response deep within all of us.

Kindness 

What does kindness mean to you?

Kindness to me is treating friendship positively at challenging times, for being who the person is and not despite being who the person is. Kindness to me is helping a person without losing one’s true self to negativity. If yes, then not too long.Kindness to me is being honest, firm and gentle when challenged.

Kind Spring 

Can kindness change the world?

Kindness is the best medicine, and being generous can change the world. “One act of kindness towards one human being changes the world. Because to change the world all we have to do is change one life,” says host of the Netflix series TheKindness Diaries, author, and kindness expert Leon Logothetis.

Operation Warm 

Where does the word kindness come from?

Origin of the wordKindness comes from the Old English word ‘kyndnes’ meaning ‘nation’ or ‘produce, increase’. The word is further derived from the Middle Englishword ‘kindenes’ meaning ‘noble deeds’ or ‘courtesy’. The first recorded use of theword kindness was in the 14th century.

Macmillan Dictionary  

Is kindness a virtue?

Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for others. It is considered a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). …Kindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues.

Wikipedia 

When did Random Acts of Kindness Day start?

Observed on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.

National Day Calendar 

Where did random acts of kindness start?

It all started in a Sausalito, California, restaurant in 1982 when Anne Herbert scrawled the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat.

Make A Diff 

What are some random acts of kindness?

Leave money on a vending machine for someone.
Bake cookies for the elderly.
Serve at a homeless shelter.
Do a 5k for a good cause.
Help at a veterinarian office.
Pick up litter on the beach.
Let someone go in front of you in line.
Give a stranger a compliment.

Natural Beach Living 

How is kindness spread in schools?

Write a ‘thank you’ letter to your teacher. …
Work extra hard this week. …
Volunteer to help clean a classroom or do another chore around school. …
Make a big card for your teacher. …
Pay attention in class. …
Smile. …
Surprise your teachers with a delicious treat! …
Make a positive sign to hang on a door at school.

Parent Tool Kit 

How do you be kind to yourself?

Carve Out Some Time For Yourself. Every day carve out some time for yourself and do something that brings you joy. …
Give Yourself Recognition. …
Cultivate Your Inner Advocate. …
Forgive Yourself. …
Take Good Care of Yourself. …
Respect Yourself. …
Treat Yourself. …
Soothe Yourself.

Daring To Live Fully 

How do I stop being mean spirited?

Imagine how the person you’re with feels or thinks. …
Pause before you react. …
Avoid bringing history into arguments. …
Perform random acts of kindness for no reason. …
Learn to be wrong, lose arguments and walk away. …
Talk to a counselor or therapist.

Live Strong

Is kindness a personality trait?

The character traits for this month are CARIN G/KINDNESS and EMPATHY. Caring/Kindness means to show interest and concern for others – to be friendly and considerate. Empathy is understanding and caring about another person’s thoughts and feelings.

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How do you spread kindness?

Make someone’s day. As children, our parents tell us to make up for misbehaving by doing something nice for someone. …
Act generously. …
Be nice, the right way. …
Respond with kindness. …
Spread positivity. …
Give back. …
Practice self-kindness.

Success 

Why Kindness Is Good for Your Health?

Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone oxytocin in the brain and throughout the body. … This reduces blood pressure, and therefore oxytocin is known as a “cardio-protective” hormone because it protects the heart (by lowering blood pressure).

Huffington Post 

What is the kindness project?

About the Kindness Project. … Kindness Project cards have been used around the world to perform random acts of kindness in memory of a child, parent, friend, or spouse who died before their time. The idea is to perform random acts of, usually anonymous, acts of kindness in your community.

Miss Foundation 

What is a kindness card?

Kindness Card is something you can give to the recipient of your kindness. The back of this business-sized card includes a list of various kind acts, to help give the person some ideas of things they can do to be kind and pass it on.

Spread Kindness 

What are kindness rocks?

The Kindness Rocks Project encourages people to create inspirational rocks and leave them for others to find. … That’s the idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project, a pay-it-forward service project created by life coach Megan Murphy in hopes of sparking joy in people’s everyday lives.

Scary Mommy 

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So The Poor Have Hope – Hope Bible Verses

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So The Poor Have Hope – Hope Bible Verses.

Biblical Job lost his children, his wealth and his health. And yet despite the cruel blows life dealt him, he held onto Hope for better. He trusted that his God and redeemer would rescue him. And God did indeed restore back to him all he had lost.

So what lessons can we learn from Job about Hope in the midst of despair, hopelessness, pain and suffering?

1. However difficult the situation, however tempting it maybe please don’t let go of your integrity. Integrity is a part of righteousness which is also a component of the full armor of God for spiritual warfare. Maintain your integrity because someday it will give you hope for better times. 

Is not your reverence your confidence?

And the integrity of your ways your hope?

Job 4:6

2. If you are poor. Whether spiritually, materially, emotionally or in any way, have Hope and assurance that the Lord God almighty will save you from your poverty and need if you maintain your trust in him.

15 But He saves the needy from the sword,

From the mouth of the mighty,

And from their hand.

16 So the poor have hope,

And injustice shuts her mouth.

Job 5:15-16

3. If you put your trust in God and his promises you have cause to Hope because the Lord makes secure those who seek him for help and trust in him.

18 And you would be secure, because there is hope;

Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.

19 You would also lie down, and no one would make you afraid;

Yes, many would court your favor.

Job 11:18-19

4. If there is Hope for a Tree which can be easily cut down, there is Hope for you and whatever situation you are facing right now.

7 “For there is hope for a tree,

If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,

And that its tender shoots will not cease.

8 Though its root may grow old in the earth,

And its stump may die in the ground,

9 Yet at the scent of water it will bud

And bring forth branches like a plant.

Job 14:7-9

5. If you find yourself questioning life and God like Job when life deals you a cruel hand, please put your Hope and trust in the Lord Jesus because he never fails and he will never fail anyone who comes to him for help.

11 “What strength do I have, that I should hope?

And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

12 Is my strength the strength of stones?

Or is my flesh bronze?

13 Is my help not within me?

And is success driven from me?

14 “To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown by his friend,

Job 6:11-14

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Refresh Me With Apples, For I Am Lovesick – Love Bible Verses

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Refresh Me With Apples, For I Am Lovesick – Love Bible Verses.



The Song of Songs has been called Names Like:

. The Song Of Solomon.

. The Best Song.

. Songs.


The Songs of Songs was written by King Solomon and it is filled with allegories, metaphors, imagery and direct messages that teach us a number of things on Love;

  1. The Love Between Jesus as the Bridegroom and His Bride The Church. 
  2. The Love Between A Man and Woman.
  3. The Love Between God and Israel his Nation.

The Songs of Songs also provides Christian romantics with prose, poetry and lyrics they can share with their spouses and partners to spice their unions and add color. Below are some of my favorite Bible Verses on love from the Song of Songs.



Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. If a man would give for love all the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.

Song of Songs 8:7


O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners!

Song of Songs 6:4


Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?

Song of Songs 1:6-7


Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.

Song of Songs 1:14-15


I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. The Beloved 2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

Song of Songs 2:1-2


I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases.

Song of Songs 8:4


He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick.

Song of Songs 2:4-5


By night on my bed I sought the one I love; I sought him, but I did not find him. 2 “I will rise now,” I said, “And go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I will seek the one I love.” I sought him, but I did not find him. 3 The watchmen who go about the city found me; I said, “Have you seen the one I love?” 4 Scarcely had I passed by them, When I found the one I love. I held him and would not let him go, Until I had brought him to the house of my mother, And into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Song of Songs 3: 1- 4


How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes than all spices!

Song of Songs 4:10


Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death.

Song of Songs 8:6


Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—For your love is better than wine. 3 Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.

Song of Songs 1:2-3


How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights!

Song of Songs 7:6



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He Will Love You And Bless You And Multiply You – Love Bible Verses

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Love is a great and beautiful force that makes the world go round. Love transcends all our knowns and unknowns. God is love and this is shown by his many sacrifices for mankind.

  • Love Grows
  • Love Lights
  • Love Repairs
  • Love Satisfies
  • Love Protects
  • Love Redeems
  • Love Supports
  • Love Sanctifies
  • Love Encourages
  • Love Positively Increases
  • Love Makes Impossibilities Possible

In exploring the different faces of love for example the love that God has for his people and how he expects us to love other people, I found these relevant and powerful scriptures on Love from the old testament that I think you will love. 


“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.

Deuteronomy 30:15-16


You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18


“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5


The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; 8 but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8


“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

Deuteronomy 7:9


I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; You have been very pleasant to me; Your love to me was wonderful, Surpassing the love of women.

2 Samuel 1:26


You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 13:3


And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you.

Deuteronomy 7:13


Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Amos 5:15


‘And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. 34 The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34



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