Good morning, Lord Jesus. In the deep communion of prayer, help me begin my day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  ...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13). 

After I read this, I believe I hear in my heart this morning Your Spirit speaking these words:  "Gary, be hopeful."   As I take time now in silence to meditate on Your Word, I close my eyes and listen in my heart.   I believe I see these words written like this:  "Be hope full." And it seems I hear You saying, "Be full of hope Gary”.  Not as something that is wishful thinking, but in assurance and expectant waiting. Not passively waiting, but purposefully awaiting what is to come and who you are to become in Me. Embrace My thoughts in your mind and My desires in your heart, that I may guide Your steps in My will and bless your days with My favor and my hope."  

Yes, Lord. I want to embrace every word that's of You, every word of spirit and life and truth. As I hear Your voice in my heart, I am abounding in hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit. You are filling me afresh with all joy and peace that comes in believing in You. By the power of Your grace at work within me, I am "hope full" of all that is to come and all I am to become in You.  And I can be a person of hope that brings hope into all my encounters with people I will have today.  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

My family, In my prayers over you this morning, I pray you will be "hope full" today, full of hope, filled afresh with all joy and peace in believing by the power of the Holy Spirit moving mightily in your life and on your behalf, especially in ways you don't yet see but choose to believe by faith, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same of me. God bless you, my friends! 

Won’t you please take a minute to share your reflections and prayers with us on this blog in the comment box below.

 

Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower

One Direction Community

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