Hope is described as an expectation, a desire for fulfillment. Our hope should only be in God because God is the only one who can fulfill our desires and meet our expectations. Nothing can compare to being with God and with God all things are possible!
Lent to Repent
The scripture reading for today is Colossians 3: 1-5, and it’s talking about being made new in Jesus Christ and living the resurrected life. He says to keep your thoughts on things above. Your real life is hidden in Christ.
Ann says: Today I will hunger for less good things so that I do not ruin my appetite for God.
When our hope is really in God and not in ourselves or others we are never disappointed. As I read further in Colossians it says that to have sensual appetites, unholy desires, greed and covetousness is idolatry. If we get more pleasure from these things instead of God, He considers this sin and its living in opposition to His will. We should be looking to renew our minds to His will, have hope in Him, the Creator, and He will take care of everything as we live out our salvation. God is faithful to help us be the way He created us to be. The Holy Spirit will work inside of us.
Day 21- Go about doing good as Jesus did.
Day 22- It’s the sin God hates!
Day 23- True beauty comes from a clean heart that sees God
Day 24- Have faith Jesus is the Truth
Day 25- Fast from your sinful nature
Day 26- Believe Jesus, deny self, walk in the Kingdom
Day 27- Follow the Holy Spirit, return to God
Day 28- True worship connects you to God’s grace
Day 29- You have to follow the Holy Spirit continually to keep fear out
Day 30- Fear is flesh, Faith is spirit
Day 31- Thirst for God and put your hope in Him alone