Posted by: lifestreamsflow1 | May 25, 2010

Tapestry of Hope: Part 2

There are many scriptures which speak of “hope”, and a study of them is simple with a concordance; but I want to zero in on the first one in this lesson…”CHRIST IN YOU..the HOPE OF GLORY!” Colossians 1:27.

A bit further in that New Testament book in Chapter 3, we find the writer urging us to know how to walk, or live in this manner. He says in the first 3 verses: “If you then were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set YOUR mind on things above, not on things on the earth, For YOU died, and YOUR life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life appears, then YOU also will appear with Him…in glory!”

As each of us “wake up” spiritually, living each day fully aware of the fact that JESUS CHRIST is, indeed, IN US…by the Holy Spirit, we should begin to cooperate with His Spirit, setting our minds on things above…and not on things on this earth….this fallen world system! Apart from Him, this would be impossible; but by our willingness and obedience to simply comply and do His instructions, we will find ourselves empowered to overcome our flesh, day by day, and focus the primary attention of our heart on the One who created and formed us, and the One who breathes His life into our spirits to give us His life!

What is it about our lives that make them into a “tapestry”? It is the many threads, woven day by day, as we each yield ourselves to the Master’s Hand. Though formed initially at birth, we are re-formed at new birth spiritually. It is at THAT time that the Master begins to weave in His threads of “spirit and life” into the story of our lives in such a way that the “image” of JESUS CHRIST begins to form as a recognizable picture on the face of the intricate Hand-woven tapestry. If not for Him, we would be lost and without HOPE….just as all people in the world today who have not humbled themselves, yielding their hearts to the control of His Hand.

Ephesians 2:12 states: “That at that time, you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having NO HOPE and without God in the world, But now, IN CHRIST JESUS, you who once were afar off have been made near by the blood of Christ!”

Hallelujah! Our HOPE is IN Christ Jesus…our HOPE of GLORY!

The Anointed One skillfully weaves us into the Glorious Tapestry of a future, Eternal in the Heavens. And though, in this life, none of us will ever attain fully all that awaits us in Heaven….there is a glorious reflection that reaches back to shine the Light of Jesus onto our pathway…the course of our lives. We who respond to that very real HOPE of Glory begin walking in this Light, and we are then to reflect this Light that others may “see” Jesus…IN US!

As His threads of “spirit and life” are woven into the daily expressions of our existence here……we, collectively, become what He prophesied to His followers, saying, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may SEE your good works and glorify you Father in Heaven!” Matthew 14-16.

This hope gives way to faith as we, individually, put our hands in His and walk with Him. “Now FAITH  is the evidence of things HOPED for, the evidence of things not seen,” Hebrews 11:1. Those who have truly committed their hearts and lives to God are yielded to the Master’s Hand which moves the shuttle skillfully across the loom of life.

Had we not first, taken God’s hope, which does not disappoint, there would be no faith to follow, developing ultimately into God’s love shining in and through us.


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DETERMINATION: Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.

“Jesus Christ is the SAME…yesterday, today, and forever!” Hebrews 13:8

Looking unto JESUS,

Sandy

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  1. Bless you Sandy.

    JESUS is truly our wondrous Master & Commander and knows where we are going in HIM!

    Such Joy and Peace and Rest in the abundant days, months and years with our ABBA FATHER…and then FOREVER IN ETERNITY with the TRINITY!

    Thanks for sharing these messages filled with faith and hope in Christ.

    With His love,
    Gerri
    Rejoice International


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