Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
Exod.22:1 - 23:9
"Hope For The Hopeless"
"Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt."
Hope for the Hopeless, is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Can you remember how hopeless you were before you met the Perfect Love of Jesus? "Aliens from the Commonwealth of Israel, Strangers from the Covenants of Promise, Having No Hope and Without God in the world" (Eph.2:11-12).
Oh yes, this is the 'heart of a stranger' and we should know it well! We should also see this heart around us in every person we walk among; we were ALL Hopeless Without God.... and many are still hopeless among us. They're searching for hope in several areas but only being disappointed. Now, some are hopeless 'because it hurts too much to hope."
This was Israel in Egypt. After hundreds of years of cruel slavery they were without hope. All their hopes were crushed.
Then God's man Moses, comes and Brings Hope With him.
Sounds like you and I, my fellow Warrior. "Broken People Reaching Broken People," With Living Hope. Ooooh Rah!
Oh yes, Our Commander Jesus came into our 'hopelessness' with His Overwhelming Perfect Love and blew the doors off the prison cell of hopelessness!!
Now, we who were 'far' have been brought 'near' to His Living Hope by His Blood on the Cross (Eph.2:13). Once strangers we became daughters and sons, joint heirs with Our Commander, (Rom.8:15-17) and, through His promises we are made 'partakers of His divine nature' (1Pet.1:3-9; 2Pet.1:2-4).
Knowing this, we treat others the way our Commander treats us - with unconditional love. We share Hope For The Hopeless, the way our Commander Jesus shared Himself, 'Living Hope" with us.
This is the wonderful thing that happens when we share our 'story' our testimony of:
How We Were Before We Met Jesus - then,
How how we Met Him - then
What He Is Doing In Our Life Today.
This is how we bring Hope To The Hopeless..... Oooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,