Hope in Christ Alone, What it Means and How to Practice it Daily…
Today’s Bible study comes from Crosswalk.com . In this lesson we learn how to PRACTICE hope, not just expect it to show up. In this article we learn 8 ways to practice our hope in Jesus Christ. I will list them below and embed the video lesson to go with it. I pray it helps those who needed to hear this today! God bless and stay ready!
8 Ways to Practice Having Hope in Christ
- Pray often. Pray without ceasing. When you don’t know what to pray, say the Name of Jesus. Pray God’s Word.
- Remind yourself of who you are in Christ. He delights in you! You are His child. You are chosen. You are loved. You are forgiven. You have the hope of eternity.
- Confide in a friend. Do not suffer alone. Send out a plea for help by text. Let others walk alongside you in your trials.
- Go outside. Nature can be therapeutic. Take a walk. Thank God for His beautiful creation.
- Count your blessings. Actually name them. Write them down. Create a gratitude journal and add to it daily. Count your blessings one by one…
- Praise. Did you know that when we worship and praise our Father the enemy flees? Praise silences the enemy. So turn up the praise music! Have a dance party!
- Do not neglect fellowship through the Body of Christ. As hard as it can be when we are down and out, we must not forsake the assembling of believers. We were made for relationships. Allow others to encourage your heart and you can be an encouragement as well! Allow others to lift you up in prayer. And when you intercede for others, that also helps to take your mind off of your own problems.
- Get in the Word. Stay in the Word. Pray the Word. Memorize the Word. Meditate on the Word. His Word gives life to us. Do not neglect the gift of His Word. This love letter from God is the key to our hopefulness. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-3