Hope Will Come

Hope.  Hope pushes to keep going when hopelessness pulls at us to stop. Hope glimmers softly when darkness weighs hard and heavy. Hope whispers peace when circumstances scream chaos. Hope. Wherever you are, whatever your situation, there is hope. Because in Christ we are more than conquerors {Romans 8:37} and in Him we have fullness of joy {Psalm 16:11} and in Him we have hope, the anchor for our souls {Hebrews 6:19}. And there are days when hope seems far away but even then we wait. ... [Read More]

How Do We Experience Life to the Full?

  So what is this abundant life—life to the full—Jesus promises? The word used here for life is “zoe.” One of my lexical aids described this life as “the very life of God, of which believers are made partakers.” We are partakers of the very life of God! And not just life, but He offers us this life to the full. Abundantly. Over and above, more than enough. Jesus came so that we would be able to live the fullest, most abundant, crazy over and above, more than enough lives. What ... [Read More]

life to the full or a full life?

We get so busy trying to find the best way to manage our time and to accomplish our goals so we can have full lives. I know, I do it. I've chased it and I've got the Pinterest boards to show for my search. But what if, God's desire for us isn't full lives ... what if we took seriously Jesus' words in John 10:10, "I've come that they {YOU!!} may have life to the full." But what does that mean? What does life to the full look like? Here's what I'm thinking ... what the Lord is speaking into ... [Read More]