I wanted my first message to be something everyone could relate to. We all need faith, hope and love. We are all born with a seeking to fill our souls with something we desire. What ever your desire is you need faith, hope, and love for it to happen. You will find your mind and heart where your desires are.
Hope- to desire with expectation of the future
We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1 v 2
This is one of my favorite scriptures. Can you just imagine if our world based everything on this scripture! Just sit back and meditate on that just a few moments. If we continually remember our work is produced by faith given to us from our God and Father we can truly believe our work is going to be blessed. If our labor is prompted by His love given to us to share with others, we are going to invite true meaningful relationships in our lives and love the labor we put into it. If our endurance is inspired by our hope in Jesus Christ then we will always do the work He ask , always love doing it the way He ask and always keep going and never giving up as Jesus did again and again.
I believe you can forget the pain of the past and your future will be crystal clear; it will be amazing if you live by this scripture. In the world view that most of us have our hope in; their businesses, themselves, cars, houses and money, the list goes on and on, we will find ourselves never being satisfied. This hope in other things may feel right with human reasoning, you may feel successful in a worldly sense but are you truly complete? When we put our hope in worldly pleasures it doesn't last. Our desires are not truly fulfilled. We always want more;bigger and better. We become jealous, angry or depressed, it is never ending; we are never fully satisfied. To experience the true meaning of hope, put hope in who it was created for, Jesus Christ. Your life will truly change and your true desires will be fulfilled, you will be complete.