The joyful HOPE that is set before us!
Romans 15:13 (MSG): “Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!”
Let us be determined this week to:
Remain full of HOPE during our waiting seasons, as we fix our eyes on Jesus. Our lives are filled with distractions, and we sometimes grow impatient or lose our focus – especially when we have to wait…! But let us hold on to the promises and goodness of our loving Father, as we obediently live out our seasons of waiting, hurt, loss, or uncertainty. Let us run the race that is set before us with endurance as we keep our focus on our Source of strength – our HOPE-giving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ask God to continuously revive our hearts and renew our minds. Let’s allow His Word and the time we spend in His presence to change us from the inside out. Let us ask our Heavenly Father to fill us afresh with His ecstatic JOY, unending LOVE, perfect PEACE and life-giving HOPE.
Build our faith on the amazing saving grace of God and the abundance of His unmerited favor. Let’s allow our gratitude to motivate us to be generous givers – whether that is to bring HOPE, LOVE and spiritual or emotional support to a desperate world; or where it is to provide for the daily physical needs of others.
“HOPE is to hear the melody of the future. FAITH is about to start dancing to the beat of it.”
May we trust our Heavenly Father to fill us with HOPE and to restore and bless us with His life-giving GRACE, so that we may dance in FAITH, REJOICING in our Lord!
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a God of multiplication. I thank You that there is no earthly measure that can contain Your blessings and Your goodness towards us. Thank You Father God that You wait patiently for us to surrender what we have. Lord, as we give the little that we have, I pray that You will show us Your gifts of abundance! Lord renew our minds to become obedient givers, trusting in You to bring the multiplication. (Nicole)
Thank You Lord that we can take out thoughts captive to honor You. Thank You Lord that we can set our thoughts on who You are, on what You are, and on all Your promises. Lord, I really ask that You will open our hearts. Come and show us the things that are stealing our joy and making us anxious. Come and show us in Your Word the promises that can take that anxiety away. We want to live in Your peace; we want to live in Your joy; and we want to live in communion with You. We thank You Lord that You give that to us. (Janine)
God, we pray in the Name of Jesus that You would help us to spend more time with You. We ask God, please renew and revive us so that we can be born again in You. Fill our thoughts, our whole being with Your Word – so that we can live a life of ecstatic joy in any situation. We need You, Father. We ask this in Your Holy Name. (Annelie)
Father, we praise You and we honor You. We adore You Lord. We are asking You today to restore our hope. Oh Lord, give us courage so that we can encourage others in difficult times. We are Your children Lord. We are not hopeless, our hope is in You Lord Jesus. (Willem)
Lord, we pray that You would help us to remember the great work of salvation that You have done in our lives. Help us to look at our lives every day, and see where You are working: What do we need to give up? What are You calling us to do? How are we reaching the world around us? And ultimately Lord, may we not forget that you are coming again and that there is a great need for salvation in the world today. Help us see how our lives can reflect that in the circles that we’re living in. I pray this all in the precious and most holy name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour, our blessed hope. Amen. (Monica)
(This WRAP is with great appreciation towards Willem, Nicole, Janine, Monica and Annelie)
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