Affirming Fridays starts today!!! In this moment, I’m reflecting on having hope when life is troubling. Particularly I am pondering what it means to hold on to those things that are good, right, noble, honorable, true, and lovely even when life isn’t so pretty. This means, at least for me, I need to engage and practice and activate my faith as I believe it bolsters my hope.
I want to live a life of an engaged, activated, and practiced faith. It’s what we are called to when we choose to follow Jesus. I’m making room for the more of God living in me – His presence guiding my days. His Light piercing the dark.
We are living in some troubling times. The world seems a wacky place, but these things should not surprise. Christ told us things we get a little crazy, and so we cling to this Hope we have in Him we have complete shalom- nothing missing and nothing broken. Even when the world or life is topsy-turvy, the peace of God keeps us sane, at rest, and in our right minds. How can this be?
I am meditating on Philippians 4 and see how an active faith is part of my ability to hope even in the darkness. It is two part. 1. God is at working keeping us. 2. We activate, engage, and practice our faith. This is what it is to live empowered. Christ infuses us with the hope and strength we need to stand even as the days are evil. So, we are not with out hope. Hold faith beloved. Your faith is not a dead one. It is made to be fully alive.
Today is Affirming Fridays. What hope do you need to speak over your life, your family, your friends, your work?
Let’s speak hope into the dark places. You might be one light, but oh how bright you will shine.