December 14, 2000

Devotional from Jan Ross

 

TODAY'S DEVOTION
Thursday, December 14, 2000

 
 
"But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more."
(Psalm 71:14)
 

Today's Thought
 
Hope breeds praise!  We are all facing situations which seem impossible . .
. some of us are facing more than one!  But in the midst of each situation,
there is hope.  Hope because God's promises are true; He's never neglected or forgotten anyone in their time of need!
 
Hope and faith go hand-in-hand . . . Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the
substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."  When we apply faith to our hope, we find substance in the things we hope for.
Perhaps the manifestation has not yet been realized, but it's almost as if
we can reach out and grab it, it becomes that real!  When we couple hope with faith, we will soon find ourselves full of praise to the One who works all things to our good!
 
Praise will increase our faith . . . faith will give substance to our hope; the result will be more praise.  As long as we continue to have hope . . . praise will spring forth from our innermost beings in response to God.
 
Hope begets praise, praise begets faith, faith begets substance to our hope, substantive hope begets praise!  Now, praise increases . . . it's an
automatic response to faith in God's ability to move in every situation!
 
The next time you find yourself facing an impossible situation, think about
this cycle that will make way for the Lord to manifest Himself in your
situation ultimately bringing Him glory and honor!
 

Today's Prayer
 
Father, as I learn to turn my fears to hope, teach me to increase my hope
and my faith through praise!  Lord, You are worthy to be praised . . . so
much more worthy than anyone or anything!  I am learning, Father, so please be patient with me . . . teach me how to please you in the midst of a trial so I can maintain a godly attitude when it comes to challenges I face. Lord, I praise You . . . I praise You for what you have done in my life . . . but even more than that, I praise You for what You have done for me through the ultimate sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Your son, Jesus!  You are truly awesome . . . You are worthy of ALL praise!  Amen and Amen!
 

Have a blessed day!

Devotional from Shenna Cherry

 

 

 

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