Are You Keeping Hope Alive?

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What’s the difference between hope and faith?

Too many times we use the words interchangeably and they are not the same.

Many times, we encourage people to just “keep hope alive”, but should we?

Sarah kept hope alive.

God promised Sarah she would have a son.

While she hoped God would deliver on his promise, she didn’t have faith that he would.

So, instead of waiting on God, she took matters into her own hands.

Faith is the assurance, the certainty that your hope will be made manifest.

Faith is the security in knowing that God will do as he promised.

Sarah didn’t wait for God.

She sent Hagar to sleep with her husband and hoped she got pregnant.

Then God fulfilled his promise to give her a so.

Once Isaac was born, Hagar’s son, Ishmael became dead weight to Sarah.

Sarah didn’t wait.

And God still fulfilled his promise despite her disobedience.

Hope is what Sarah had.

She hoped God would fulfill his word.

As Sarah was plotting and scheming in an attempt to move God’s plan along, he was preparing her womb for Isaac.

Did Sarah believe in God? Yes.

Did she hope God would keep His promises? Yes

Was her faith strong enough to wait on his promises? Nope.

If it were, there would have been no Ishmael.

Yet, even when Sarah tried to make her own way, God still delivered on his promise!

What weight are we picking up on our journey to greatness, simply because we won’t wait on God?

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  3. I hope God send me my man of God While I patiently Wait on him to send him into my Life! Its hard I get frustrated and impatient get mad want to give up but I refuse to settle! I want that Agathe love, man of God own heart I want to get married and have a family. Im trusting God for my Boaz! ! Not easy but what is easy let go let God let go of soul ties! That will hold u back and your Blessing! Getting into reading the Bible making a daily plan to read the Bible from Ann app! That’s what I do.

  4. Yeah God made Sara a direct promise, but he doesn’t speak to us like that, things are generalized and it’s not clear what we should be believing for , I want a mate,, Will faith get me one if isn’t meant to be?

  5. RASH REQUEST ‘’And the younger of them said to his father, Father give me the portion of goods that falleth to me….’’ (Luke 15:12)Jesus narrated the story of the youngster who requested his father to give him his own part of family inheritance. His father agreed to his demand, and he soon left home with his share of the heritage. Certainly, this decision of the wasteful son was unplanned — a common trait among some youths. He certainly did not seek a superior counsel. He took a rash decision and ruined his youthful days in riotous living. As a Christian, if there is one thing you must avoid in life, it is the tendency to take reckless decisions. It could lead to a disappointment in life. You must avoid taking thoughtless steps that could ruin your future progress. If you are not saved, this is the time to repent and allow God to guide you. Be prayerful and learn to seek counsel when and where necessary. Do not lean on your own understanding alone. Challenge: Challenge: Never be hasty in taking decisions.Prayer:Lord, help me to avoid taking reckless decisions.Further Reading:Jeremiah 10: 23-25Quotation:Learn to seek counsel

  6. I believe in time god will gve wat is owed to us if our earthly parents ١٥٧٤ Ɲ gve us wat we need how much more our heavenly father will gve us we jus hve to be patient Ɲ wait upon the lord when its oir season to receive he’ll gve in abundance over flowing Ɲ running over

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