ANCHORED IN HOPE

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“We have this certain HOPE like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat which sits in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold.”

Hebrews 6:19 (TPT)

Our Hope is in the Word of God and it’s our source for living free and fearless. The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6 that we are to, “Trust in the Lord with ALL of our heart and don’t lean on our own understanding in ALL of our ways acknowledge Him and He will direct our paths.”

The path that God desires for us is a path that drips with His abundance (Psalm 65:11). A path filled with FAITH, HOPE and LOVE. His path keeps us living FREE and FEARLESS. In Romans 5:5, it says, “And this HOPE is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless LOVE of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!” As long as we stay in His path, we will experience the abundance! But when our hearts are empty, we begin to be consumed with worry and doubt, and that will take us off course and down the wrong path, a path filled with worries, doubts and fears. Fear and faith can’t coexist, so we need to constantly keep our HEARTS Filled with God’s love (His Word) and by doing so we will Be FOCUSED on THE PROMISES of God and not the problems.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it. Many people blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed to move it. After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.

We can either play the blame game or live free and fearless and allow our faith and focus to move every obstacle on our path. (Shawn Kurihara)

TODAY'S DECLARATION
"Today, I decide not to allow obstacles to stop me from living Free and FEARLESS."

TODAY'S BIBLE READING

    • Old Testament: Jeremiah 35-38; Ecclesiastes 11
    • New Testament: John 4:43-54; 1 Peter 1:10-16