New Hope For The Day

Welcome to New Hope for the Day : My Personal Devotional

In the Indian language there is a greeting, 'Namante", which means "I honor the holy one who lives with in you." May you feel welcomed and honored as I share my strengths and weaknesses from my days which turn into years. I share from my heart, my spirit with HIS wisdom; never acknowledging that I have arrived, but always pressing towards the mark to be more like HIM.

If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all, they are meant to make you useful in His hands."
Oswald Chambers

Please feel free to grab that cup of joe, or in my case a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some beautiful music, pull up a warm blanket, and let us together live life.

Thank you for "tuning in". I hope your day is wonderful and may HE bring you new hope for this day.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We Have A HOPE In Our Future

"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." ~ Luke 1:31-33

I was not raised in the south, but I have lived longer in the south than the north at this point of my life. As a young adult, my views were still formable and I took on some of the southern characteristics . . . of course Gone With the Wind was my favorite movie growing up . . . so I had hoped one day I would embrace the south with my whole heart and would be Scarlett . . . much of it did come to pass, even the hardened wounded Scarlett, but I'll leave that for another day. Let's just say for now - Scarlett is dead!

One of the southern characteristics that I learned;  you should really never talk about three things in public: religion, politics and sex. It must be a southern characteristic for women and not men, because that seems to be ALL my husband knows to talk about.

As a result of this characteristic I have a tendency to really baulk on these subjects if I don't know whom I am keeping company with. So even in this type of format, public blogging, I really don't know whom my readers are. A mixture I am sure!

Also, as I have shared before, politics is not my forte. It is a passion with my husband as he enjoys history, war stories, and add his call and giftings of a prophet - Whoaa!! what an overload one can have.

So cautiously, I have set this up in many ways to give you my reader a direction and basis of where I am coming from.

One only has to read a newspaper or listen to a newscast in order to see Bible prophecy being fulfilled. There have been more prophecies fulfilled in the twentieth century than in any other time in church history. I believe there is a great reason for this. I do believe that the time is rapidly approaching for the Lord Jesus Christ to return to this earth and take the kingdoms of this world for Himself.  I am very aware of the economic state of our country. I currently live according to the government standards in the lower percentile so I am very aware. BUT thank God that I live in this world, but I am not of this world.  The Bible says, "Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect."( Romans 12:2) For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. (2 Corinthians 10:3)

I have felt for some time that I need to bring a balanced perspective of what I am hearing in the realm of Christian politics. I feel I am way over my head and I pray for the words to come from the Holy Spirit as to what HE is trying to communicate through me.

First, when there are those who speak that these are the last days that we do not put our head in the sand. I like you - don't want to hear it! The truth is though that we must heed those prophetic warnings. We need not curse the messengers. There are those who are called at this day and time to warn. Are many of them not balanced in their "sounding the alarm"? That is between them and the Lord, it is not for us to judge. My husband is one who is called to "sound the alarm". Sometimes I don't want to hear what he has to say. I have many friends who walk in that same call and anointing. I don't like what they have to say either. LOL. Needless to say, we can not put our head in the sand and we must respect the call on their lives and we must show tolerance for this season.

Now if I can speak to those who are "sounding the alarm". It is my desire to NOT squelch the spirit that is within you or the call that you have. I pray that you will hear the Lords heart for HIS people in this season and see the FULL picture. I pray that you see that the glass is not 1/2 empty, but that it is 1/2 full. I pray that you embrace ALL of the Scriptures and not just the end time scriptures and apply the Word as a whole. HIS Word says that, 'HE knows the plans I have for you . . . plans to prosper... not to harm you, plans to give . . .HOPE and a FUTURE.' (Jeremiah 29:11)

I find it disturbing that most of the spiritual leaders and even Christians are speaking of the United States as a place that has seen it's best day. It is my opinion that our best days are ahead and not behind. We as Spiritual Leaders need to cast vision and not spew destruction. The world may say we have no hope but we have a sure hope through our faith in Jesus. "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth." (Jer. 23:5)

Coming to the New Testament we find that God still has this Kingdom very much in mind. In Luke chapter one, verses thirty-one through thirty-three, the angel says to Mary:

"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

So just from these few Scriptures  we see the FULL picture, the rest of the story. We need to look at the end results. Let's just not end the message with doomsday. We must keep the entire WORD in tact.

When we keep the entire WORD in tact we are given HOPE for each day. Make it a good one with HIM.

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