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Hope Fuels Our Faith

2018-10-30 | 🔗
The Scripture says that “faith is the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Do you have a picture in your mind of what you’re hoping for? God designed hope to fuel your faith. Hope picks you up! The Scripture says that “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul” (Hebrews 6:19). It anchors you in disappointing times, in challenging times, in times of failure! If you keep your hopes up, faith will pick you up and move you to the fulfillment of the promise.
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Hi. This is Victoria. Thank you so much for downloading this podcast. I believe God has got amazing things in your future. I hope you enjoy this message in agreement with that name only encourages all today challenges in a way to think about this war, that we hear so much of now called. How are you hoping for anything today? maybe you're, hoping for a better marriage, maybe you're hoping for wrong family unit. maybe you're hoping to get that promotion, maybe you're hoping that you'll have a child? What are you hoping for why is it a casual? How is it How
and the reason I say that is because sometimes I think that word hull, has been used. So much that we forget the power of hope. I've heard people say that happens yeah. What about be nice hope so who comes from Heaven its Heaven made seat in Corinthians? Three thirteen. It says: there's three Things that are eternal three things that will remain say how and love Can I tell you today that God wants you to get your hopes? he wants you to hold, on a day because God created this: on the inside of us, and he doesn't want us to get vague with this hope. If God has spoken, something to you. If you found a promise that you believe that God has given you,
I want to encourage you today to put hope in front of that promise. See home, creates vision, gives our fate something to attach itself to something to go after. We need a picture we're going after the script. says that faith is the substance of things hope for. Do you have a picture in your mind of what you're hoping for? Are you feeling that picture? Are you view Lena so that your faith can move towards it? The Avonlea God designed whole because here I was at home. Deals are fe, knows that hope, picks up. The scriptures has come anchors, our soul, anchors us in disappointing in times in challenging times in time, failure. If we can
only keep our hopes up. Faye, we'll pick us up in moving in the right direction, since God does the work they in love, come from him, but you know what he wants us to do. He wants us to develop. It he's gone and as the potential the seed for it. Now say and you need to develop it. You need to develop its interest. because, when Paul pride in Romans eighteen, he said I pray, the God of all hope, Paul calling the God of all hope. He said, I pray that God of all hope would feel you with joy and peace, so that your home would overflow by the power the holy sphere using. God is saying: stir up that whole and they will flow out of you.
It will flow out of you because how comes from Heaven, God gave it to us and he's gonna help it blow out of us as we begin to develop it now? We all know the story. Abraham and Sarah and the reason I want talk about Abraham and Sarah, because it's the classic story of hope and faith is the classic story that we should always learn from. God spoke a promise to Abraham Abraham didn't have the bubble. He couldn't get gods word. So God spoke a promise to him barked the promise in his heart then God told Abraham, I'm gonna give a beautiful Presentation to visualize hope for this promise. Now those the promise that he spoke was this, Perhaps you and Sarah are going to have a child and through this child the covenant child you,
offspring will be many you you have a large inheritance of children on the wheel. Up to this point, bore him and Sarah had no children between them they ve been married a long time What I think I know you ve been married so long and you haven't had any children in you're, really all you're thinking in your tempted to think and I'm sure Abraham was tempted to think and I'm sure he did. Thank God I haven't had when this far. Why and how? Have one now, I'm very old, my wife is way past childbearing years, but it, but God spoke that promise it he said, look Abraham. I want you to look up at the stars in the sky. I want you to see the sand on the sea shore He said if you can even count that I want you to know that that is the number of your offspring. Can you even count that.
So he gave him a visual take to build his hope around. I can only imagine him sit, not at ninety pulls up is launch here. He didn't have Netflix then have You know the movie channel, so he pulls up. Is his chair and you sit under the stars and he's remembering that promise. You know here: as you know it was you know these old, he knows it done it. So he's got a beautiful visual Harrison stars God was talking to me about he said about, could even count on me. I will try to count em tonight. One two three way did I count that when, for by wait a minute. Let me start over one two: three, you what I'm saying is night after he pondered those stocks. Where's. He thought about those stars. He walked in
the Sea shore Ass, he kicked that sand and it got between its toes. He was like, well God, I'm holding on to this hope. This is my inheritance. This is my offspring, but God, ok, God, I'm just going to focus the stars in the sand, I'm a let that be all my faith and I'm not gonna get stuck God. I've got things to do. I'm gonna keep moving forward and the Bible says this that Abraham hoped on in face now. How did he do that love this scripture? It says because he believed that God had the power
to do what he promised. He could hope on against all natural home, because he didn't put that helping himself. He didn't look at his body. Sarah, He did not look at the fact that he made some mistakes and try to have this child. You know he's got a little bit gosh. You know that can really dash your hopes when you minister, wasn't looking at is meant that he was not considering his own limitations. He said I'm on hold, green and building this visual in cave in my eyes, fixed on Europe Power God, you see it took the power and the focus on him and put it where it belongs. On mighty guy, you see so much look at our own abilities. We look at our self. We look at the impossibility is in
and many of them are impossible because the God was there's something in your life. It's gotta be something, can do on your own impossible. Egg is real big you see, we have to anchor are so to hope. We have to feed this hope, so it fuels are do you know when God showed up, and he told Abraham this time next year, you're going to have a child because of his hope because of the Bay Then he had continued to generate. He continued forward? Do you know that the Bible says this about Sarah It says that Sarah had the strength and the power to conceive because of a vein. You might not want to conceive a child, but because of your home and because of your face
You can conceive the things that God wants you to bring forth in your lie, and he wants you to do it. Through his strength through power, take your eyes off of your own limitations and get your eyes on God, because if it's going to come to pass, it's going to come to pass because of God he's the one that's going to bring. To pass, you see, God, no I knew he had an appointed time pain. New, Abraham and Sarah would get disappointed, go through difficulties how to do things their own way. That's why I gave him the stars in the sand. It's interesting because those were things they could see every single day they lived under the stars at night and they walked through the sands during the day it was in every day, visual, do you have any visuals? Do you, something that you can set.
You see every single day to keep that promise alive in your heart. To create a vision, so you can make it through the difficult times, So you're saying knows where to go knows where to be directed. You see many times our hopes can be dashed. I think about Joseph. He had a dream. Oh God, given dream his brothers dash that dream they tried to anyway. They solving. potter, first wife woody when he got to Egypt, falsely accused me got thrown in prison but stream, but I have this stream team seventeen years. They Baker, the cut bears, and I hope you would I get out forgotten I can think of
anymore things that would really dash my dreams than that seventeen years the scripture says when he stood in front of his brothers. He remembered the tree see he had built such a vision of how they got him through his faith. Moved him. Poor hope is to move you for hope. So you won't get stuck, don't get stuck create up people's. They all hope hope, disappoint! Stop! Don't get your hopes up. What if it doesn't happen, the Bible says this hope deferred makes a sick hope, deferred, makes a heartsick? That means huh, that's been let go of you see. Let me tell you something: if God spoken something to you and it keeps coming up, keeps coming up, it keeps coming up. That could definitely be a God promise and you need to start getting visuals and
putting that in front of your face every day, wherever you go to hold onto that promise, don't let that hope. You don't wanna ever live in regret. Why did you let that hope? Go my brother in law, Kevin Sister in law LISA when they got married, they wanted to have a child like any young couple. Would so they were all excited about. Creating a family was the years went on, nothing happened, LISA went to the doktor went through treatments. Did everything that she could still nothing happened. Five years went by, nothing happened. The doctors had said to her. I'm sorry Lisa Kevin, you just need to give up hope. You know what it's impossible was released and Kevin or taught, but how deals your face LISA and covers the that's, not what were used to hearing,
Where are you. We hope for ourselves: that's why we ve got scriptures. That's why we ve got pictures, that's why we ve created this hope, but the doktor said: there's no hope Don't forget when Time LISA and Kevin we're having to redo their bathroom, and I was helping or pick out a few of them. Cereals and she's everything? Do I want to get a bigger sink in my bathroom? She gives good Sunday I wanna buy. Not baby. In this thing and got a sample period. Diapers in the mail look at those diapers, and he opened a moment. There was to divers. Now Kevin is a twin and I dont know if at that time he did, whole LISA that is desire was to have two ends because an issue which is due in her best trying to have one rye briquetting came to her and said we have no male LISA its put these things in front of us.
Because we are gonna have babies. Everything that they did was incorporated with his dream and this hope of having children, I didn't lose their hope, but they kept stating that hope against all hope. The medical doctors told them no but they can be not hope. One day, LISA got a call from a friend, her name is Nancy Alcor and she has a girls she's. At least I have you had your kid yet places it. No, I haven't had him yet that would LISA I have girl in here who has twin girls, she's about to give birth, to she said, I have a strong, strong desire that I'm supposed to call you and ask you if you would like to adopt these girls
Will they had never thought about adopting, but LISA did keep hope alive as sheep yield in bed. when it killed her by so when the opportune give it, God had brought her to birth in her heart, all of a sudden. She got off the phone, she told Kevin what it just happened. They were in agreement and guess what a month later, They picked up their twin girls. Take a look at these beautiful girl. Now, don't know, Catherine in here have if you ever war, those sample diapers.
but I do know that you got bathed in that think because I was there, I can assure you you could say: will they didn't happen? The way she thought it was going to happen lethal? Tell you this. Those twins. We're both out of her heart. She couldn't ask for anything better. It was more than she could ask. Think or imagine you think God is a faithful god. He brings the promises to pay he brings us to pass in his time in his way, up to you and to develop this hope to create this visual to fuel our fate, because when God gets done with this, it's more than we can ass. Think our imagine. I encourage you
keep your hopes, because how is having a man, a man, Thank you for listening to the jewellers Dean podcast, helpless, continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world is a joke steam dot com, slash, give hope to give a gift. Today, thanks for turning to the podcast be sure to you can get all of the latest messages know that we pray for. You, God bless you.