"...That he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope." (1 Corinthians 9:10b)
I recently read this passage of Scripture, found in the latter part of 1
Corinthians 9:10, and it has been rattling around in my head ever
The thing that stand out to me is the word 'hope'. Plowing
in hope. Threshing in hope. Partaking in hope. I love that word
hope. Day after day I am reminded that without hope, we have nothing.
Romans 12:12 says, "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
I have been a believer for over 30 years and I have seen the Lord move
in mighty ways. I have seen people rise off their sickbeds. I have
seen instantaneous healing. I have seen unexplainable miracles. I know
God is real. I know He is active, calling, wooing, seeking, saving and
setting people free!
Even when life seems at it's worst, when I have moments of doubt, I go back to those milestones and my hope is renewed.
That hope stirs me, fills me and I am challenged to share that hope with
others. Too often we dwell on our mistakes or have our mistakes
continuously pointed out to us. The truth of the matter is we all sin.
We all make mistakes. The Bible is very clear on that. It is also
clear that we are called to love God and love our neighbor. We are
called to share what Jesus Christ did on the cross. I will share hope, I
will share truth in love, I will speak life. This world is not the
end. I have a hope of eternity. That eternal hope causes me to rejoice
Suffering will one day end, pain will be no more. Life is more than it appears, God still moves today.
I can't worry about tomorrow. What comes will come. Today, today I
will rejoice in hope! Tomorrow is a new day, and again I will rejoice
Live hope, breathe hope, speak hope and let the peace of Jesus Christ reign in your life forever!