{Wordfilled Wednesday} Ingredients of Hope

I’m struck by the ingredients of hope.

Joy.

Peace.

These two sought-after ideals are the by-products of trusting in God.

Joy and peace are not only palpable through trusting in God but come from intimately knowing the God of Hope.

Let me ask you, would others say you personally know the God of Hope based on what flows out of your life?

If yes, how can you impart that hope on someone else today?

If no, what’s keeping you from going to the Cross to reconcile what is taking up residence in your soul?

If joy and peace are not quantifiable in your life, what’s dwelling in their place?

In other words, what’s the obstacle for you to trust God with your heart and allow His full presence to live within you and overflow out of your life?

Yes, these are tough questions, but ones worth pausing to consider.  When we give God access to our lives, our thoughts, our beliefs, our feelings, and our hearts, He is given the power to work in us and do something mighty through us for His glory.  Don’t you want to be part of that amazing story?  Take the first step now by spending the next five minutes meditating on the reality of this verse and listening to the Holy Spirit speak to you personally.
Thank you for joining me in this intentional journey of living with perspective as I discover what it means to hope in the Lord this year.

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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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15 Comments

  1. I really like this.

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    • Thanks, Denise!

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  2. The key here is in the words “by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Because sometimes we don’t “feel” joy and peace but we can be filled with them by His power. Thank you for this, I have pondered this verse this morning in my quiet time and the truth has settled deep.

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    • Yes, Shelly! I totally agree that any transformation in our life happens by the power of the Holy Spirit! Thanks for drawing attention to that main truth!

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  3. That is beautiful! I love the way you used the scripture.

    God bless you today!
    Beth

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    • Thank you, sweet Beth! To God be the glory!

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  4. Love the picture!! I hope others would see me as overflowing with hope!!

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    • Yes, Leah…we do! Praise God!

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    • So glad for you!

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  5. i love the word HOPE. my entry is have the word HOPE in it. love the verse you posted.

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    • Pia, we can’t live without hope. I’ll be by to see your entry soon!

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  6. Perfect photo for the scripture. Such encouraging words. Thank you. 🙂

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    • So glad to be used by God, Audra, to encourage you today!

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