Saturday, July 25, 2009

Faith, Hope, And Love

Faith, hope and love: these three remain; and the greatest of them is love (God's agape, unconditional and unselfish love). The Christian is not unique in the need for love, for faith, or for a living hope. All people need these things to be active in their lives. The Christian is only unique in that these things are promised us by God Himself.

We possess, in Christ Jesus, all the most wonderful things that the whole world longs for. We have God's own river of peace from which to drink. We have God's own love to keep us warmed in a cold and dark world. We own the hope of Christ which tells us that we will rise again to reign with Him. And we have a faith given to us by God that satan, the world, and all the imps of hell can never take away.

How remarkable, then, that we still complain and fret over daily events and circumstances, often as though we had no hope of faith at all. I guess we are just human, after all. Even though we have received glorious gifts from Almighty God, we are still jars of clay, as the Bible says. I am just thankful that I am not saved by my own goodness, but by the matchless grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ.


Just Be Real said...

Denise, thank you! Very timely message. Blessings dear one!

Love Bears All Things said...

Good morning, Shortybear.
I had someone ask me recently if I could loose my salvation. Thank God, that is not possible. We all fall short but must keep running the race. Our salvation is assured for us (once we accept)despite the fact that we keep messing up. As you say, we are human and we will have human reactions to things until we shed this earthly body.
Have a blessed day,
Mama Bear

Heather said...

Amen Denise! It's so good to see your blogs again. I missed you while I was away!

Laureen said...

You know what in my devotion this is also Gods message to me.Without Love everything is useless.We cannot serve without loving,give etc...Thanks for sharing.

Pam D said...

Amen and amen, sweet sister. Many times over! I find myself wondering how we got it so turned around.. .seems as though many who claim to follow Him spend more time judging than loving. It's up to God to judge... it's up to us to love. That's pretty much the way I see it, anyway. And I do love you!

Samantha said...

AMEN ! Thank God we are saved by his grace alone.
Beautiful post, thank you for sharing.
~ Praying for you my dear friend.

rcubes said...

Amen! Have a great weekend! God bless.

Bogie said...

Wonderful post :)

luvmy4sons said...

I am so glad that He remembers that I am dust and that though the spirit is willing the flesh is weak! So true! We have all the blessings we need in Christ. Let's fix our eyes on Him! Blessings sister!

Bogie said...

hello.. a Yummy Sunday visit for you. Hope you'll join me in here. Thanks and God bless you!

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...How beautiful the 3! plus the song that was playing of
Beautiful Wonderful Savior from Selah! Makes me just wanna dance!

You agape love is spread all over this blog world & Jesus sees you shine!

Flowing words from your heart & HIS!
Amen! to that we can be thankful that we are not saved by our own goodness but through faith in Our Lord Jesus & that we hold on to the Hope of His glory for the Love He gives us in our daily portion & reading from His Love Letter!

He loves you so much Denise & so do I! Thanks for your many visits & your prayerful heart!

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks Denise for this reminder of God's promises to us.
Thank you for sharing your hearts message. And thank you for your encouraging visits.
Have a Blessed Sunday. I look forward to hearing about it.
BTW I am missing church tomorrow going to the girls halfway house to cook lunch. We will have a devo. there. We were invited so this is a huge Praise. Maybe that's why I am so detached from our church. Waiting on God. Until then I am encouraged by your posts.

Gretchen said...

Thank you for this. xxxooo