Thursday, April 02, 2009

What do YOU HOPE for today?


Welcome to THANKFUL THURSDAY

I AM THANKFUL THAT APRIL FOOL'S DAY IS OVER!

I'm such a sucker (and I say that in the most civilized way)! I loathe April Fool's pranks!

I was "punk'd twice in the first ten minutes of the day for crying out loud! My son's best friend announced that his overweight, diabetic, hip-dysplasia-suffering Golden...Lab had died. As I babbled on and on about how sorry I was for him and his entire family--WHAM! I'd been punk'd. Have I mentioned, I HATE April Fool's pranks!

So BRAVO and throw out the welcome matt--it's April 2nd!

What things do you hope for this day? Our TT hostess, Laurie at Women Taking A Stand: Standing Boldly in our Faith, has chosen Hope for this TT theme. (Please visit Laurie's blog--it's worth a visit for the name alone! Love! Love! Love it!)

According to Wiki.com, the word HOPE appears in the Bible 121 times in the KJV, and 159 times in the NIV. There are also other related words such as 'hoped' and 'hopeful'.

Biblegateway.com offered 174 references when I did a HOPE search this morning!

"What is my point?" you ask in hopeful anticipation????? ;)
  • To always remember where our HOPE comes from!
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Romans 15:13)
  • I HOPE that my dear out-of-state friend finds peace and comfort as their family sends their adult son back to Teen Challenge following a relapse of addiction after years of sobriety.
  • I HOPE a college cohort finds peace and comfort as her family is dealing with their son's incarceration
  • I HOPE that friends and family who live in the Red River Valley will be safe and kept from harm's way. I HOPE there are no more blizzards and flooding!
"He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us" (2 Corinthians 1:10)
  • I HOPE that my own MIP continues to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually
  • I HOPE that my daughter and son-in-law may have the desire of their hearts.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12)
  • I HOPE for God's favor on all of our Kingdom work!
  • I HOPE for peace and assurance as I learn to put my faith, my trust, in God's plan for Setting Boundaries~my passion and a gift from God, fulfilling my purpose!
  • I HOPE every contact I have made will say YES!
"Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold" (2 Corinthians 3:12)
  • I HOPE to be able to set aside my will....and live in God's Will for my life.
"But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope" (Galations 5:5)
  • I HOPE you all will return for tomorrow's post by Val! "First Friday's with Val" will be posted and waiting for your return! ;)
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" (Isaiah 40:31)

My blogging friends, our HOPE is not in vain, for we have "a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time" (Titus 1:2)

May God Bless each of this day and "guide [us] in [His] truth and teach us, for [He is our] God [our] Savior, and [our] hope is in Him all day long" (Psalm 25:5).



8 comments:

karenp said...

"I HOPE for peace and assurance as I learn to put my faith, my trust, in God's plan for Setting Boundaries~my passion and a gift from God, fulfilling my purpose!"

"I HOPE every contact I have made will say YES!"

Yes, I am there with you and shout a hearty "AMEN! AMEN!"

Valerie said...

I hope that you will always be a part of my life - you are such an inspiration to me!

Dawn said...

Thank you.

FromThe Creek said...

Yeah...my pastor got me last night and the funny thing is that I didn't even figure it out until this morning!

Thanks for sharing today!

Jerralea said...

Great post! Thanks for including this scripture: "a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time" (Titus 1:2)

It really spoke to me!

Karen said...

Wonderful truths to abide in everyday! Thanks for the encouraging words....

Denise said...

I enjoyed this post.

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for this upbeat, encouraging article. Blessings to you today!