His Love Breathes Hope

 

Thank you for sharing in my Living Intentionally journey as I embark on a Perspective Challenge to discover what it means to hope in the Lord. 

Romans 5:3-4
And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character;
and character, hope.

Learning to hope in the Lord is a slow and tedious journey where God is about the business of  totally transforming our character — character that is produced through perseverance, and perseverance that is required in the face of suffering.  Through sanctifying us, God is seeking to reveal Himself not only to us but also others.

Ultimately, as we grow deeper into understanding the character and nature of God, our life perspective shifts, enabling us to experience a sense of inner peace regardless of the circumstances, expectations, or disappointments.  This peace captivates and calls others to see what’s going on in our hearts and look beyond our circumstances to find the source of our faith.

Through embracing God’s hope for today instead of striving for an outcome for tomorrow, we also learn that God is faithful in the midst of a trial.  Our faith becomes contagious.  God’s gift of  hope is poured into our hearts, enabling us to live a life surrendered to the His purpose. It is hope that does not disappoint, as we lean into His arms and embrace His plans.  And miraculously, His glory spells hope in our hearts, as He pens our story hearts for others to read!

His love breathes hope in our hearts, giving life hope to those around us.

Have you received this gift of His hope?

Are you surrendering to His plans?

Is your heart proclaiming God’s glory to others?

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Welcome to WFW!

There are very few rules, in fact the beauty of this ministry is the creative expression that God reveals Himself thorough. We marvel at the creativity that participants post! It’s a blessing!  We encourage the ” post behind the picture,” or the reflections that many of the participants share. We ask that for WFW that participants refrain from using non-biblical. If you’ve got the time we also encourage you to visit a few of the WFW contributors! It’s always a blessing to see the Scripture and story that creatively appear across the screen.

WFW is not about books, authors, artists… it’s about God and HIS WORD ONLY. WFW is about celebrating the gift of creativity through God’s Word and sharing the creative Word!

Please join myself and some other wonderful ladies as we share the creative gifts God has blessed us with by signing into to the Link below to participate in WFW!Learning to hope in the Lord is a slow and tedious journey where God is about the business of totally transforming our character — character that is produced through perseverance, and perseverance that is required in the face of suffering. Through sanctifying us, God is seeking to reveal Himself not only to us but also others.

 

Elisa Pulliam

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at www.elisapulliam.com

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8 Comments

  1. I don’t understand how people can live without Hope… It is a sad existence to be sure. Have a fabulous day!

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  2. Great word from the Father.

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  3. Hope sustains! I LOVE this Lisa!
    “Ultimately, as we grow deeper into understanding the character and nature of God, our life perspective shifts, enabling us to experience a sense of inner peace regardless of the circumstances, expectations, or disappointments. This peace captivates and calls others to see what’s going on in our hearts and look beyond our circumstances to find the source of our faith.”
    This is EXACTLY pointing to my devo for tomorrow…in seasons thta we struggle, it’s hope that helps fuel our faith even when we don’t understand it all.
    LOVE!

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  4. HOORAY – you’re back up. Praying things go smoother from here on. Have a blessed Word-Filled Wednesday on this first day of Lent 2012.

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  5. I love this.

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  6. That is gorgeous, Lisa.

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