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Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 LIVING HOPE

As good stewards for God, we have hope in Him. Of course, everyone has hope in something. However, those who believe in God have great and living hope that actually brings peace, joy and all good things from Him. In fact, we can be good stewards for God because of our hope in Him. We can find strength because of our hope in God. We can do great things because of our hope in God. We can have eternal life because of our hope in God and our belief that Jesus lived and died for us.

SCRIPTURE:
1 Peter 1:3-4a “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” (NIV)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about your hope in God.
2. List ways you show your hope in Him.
3. Know God will give you strength because of your hope.
4. Remember to be good stewards for God and share your hope in Him with others.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, thank You. Thank You for the great hope we can have in You. Thank You for the living hope You give to use because of what Jesus did for us. Thank You for the strength and joy and love You bring to our lives because of our hope in You. Help us to seek out ways to share our hope in You with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Because we have hope in God, we need to be prepared with an answer as to why we have that hope so we can share His word with others.

1 Peter 3:15b “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” (NIV)

We can have hope in God because of who He is and all the great things He has done.

1 Peter 1:21 “Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.” (NLT)

Our hope in God will give us strength to do great things for Him that will bring Him glory.

FOCUS:
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)
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