The Calling of Hope!

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you.
— Ephesians 1:15-18

Faith is the assurance of things unseen. But hope is the joyful and confident expectation and anticipation of something good coming your way! It’s the day before your wedding, faith is the assurance that your bride is going to show up at the altar, but hope is the joyful longing and happy anticipation of the event! And furthermore it is a calling of hope, God is calling you to this!

One of the things I keep trying to convince you of is that you already have all things in Christ! And to convince you to actually believe how much you are loved and blessed by God. Yours is a calling of hope.  What is the opposite of hope?  Despair.  Have you been down that road before? When tempted to despair always remember the cross of Christ, the darkest hour in human history.  But friends, at the darkest hour your redemption was won in love!

ow that is cause for hope today.

In Prayer Today:
Grab hold of the 'calling of hope' today in prayer.