Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Time Alone, then Time Together

We deserve a small, quiet “Time Alone” at the first of every new day.  Find your focus. Think of what you’re thankful for. Declare your determination to live for the LORD.
Now, enjoy a “Time Together.”  Jesus is really there with you.  His blessings are what we need for a successful day.  We can talk to the actual Savior when we pray! 
What do we need for today?  Consider this: Faith, Hope, and Love. 
Many people have a weak definition of the words, FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.        But the Bible points out the power of each of these words.  
“Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God 
through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, 
through whom also we have access by faith 
into this grace in which we stand, 
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 
And not only that, 
but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 
and perseverance, character, and character, hope
Now hope does not disappoint, 
because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts 
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” 
Romans 5:1-5  
Look here   for the article by Karl deSouza.  He gives us these strong definitions: 
        Faith has the force of trust in something that is true.
        Hope is a forward-looking assurance of a promise to be fulfilled.
        Love is sacrificial and committed.
Here’s your challenge:  every morning this week have Time Alone and then Time Together.

By Elaine Hardt ©2014