II was scrolling through the news today and I realized that....Jesus is our hope.
I know that I have blogged several times on Jesus being our hope, but I am more convinced of it every time I read the news. I challenge you to read the news on a main stream website and find something positive. The absence of good means that our world needs Jesus for He is the light of this world. He is our savior and redeemer.
We need to spend time in prayer and fasting so that we are not influenced by the world. The church needs a few Moses...
Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
Hebrews 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
When we make a decision to serve the Lord, then we should understand that it is for keeps (I haven't said that since 4th grade). It is a life of dedication to the cause of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, but not because we are somehow programmed to do so. We serve Him because we love Him and want this lost world to feel His love that has so magnificently changed our lives.