You are being born again unto a living hope.
Hope deferred can make the heart grow sick in weariness.
A longing fulfilled is to the heart a tree of life to the heart of the soul.
Being not weary in well doing because you will reap dividends previously unknown to you and untold benefits to the likes thereof unto your soul, even reaching into the soul of humanity.
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith and yours if you so allow Him to be, I can make such a statement in absolute truth and verity, backed by the Word of God and all the company of heaven.
Seeing the unseen, the just is to live by his faith and nothing shall be impossible to Him who believes His God.
This is about the revealing of Jesus Christ through which you are about to be revealed to this world. This “who” God wired you to be in this world environment wherein you are to live, move and have your being.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter1:3 ESV)
In Christ, “you”, yes “you” are to be made alive in Christ. What are you waiting for friend? Have you not heard, have you not seen? To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
You have an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. (1 Peter 1:4) If you are to make this tangible then you are to “walk” therein, you must be moving. Moving by faith in the Word of God is being as a book known and read of all men, those living Words.
The Word of faith is as near you as in your mouth. As you speak it and believe in your heart, in the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead you save your own life by losing it unto Him, Jesus. You thus move what matters in life. It is then raised in newness.
You are not just assured a place in eternity but so much the more. You redeem the life in your physical body and thus redeem the time you have left in it, as the days are evil. He who loses his life shall find it and save it and he who seeks to hang on to it shall lose it. This Jesus taught clearly and plainly. So are you willing to take up your cross to follow Him and just let go of all that you have tried to drive, control and maintain, let alone the lives of other people you think you have a right to be right with? It is not all about you or your being right. It never was. If you believe it is all about you then you are deceived. You are then just doing that which is “right in your own eyes”. This is what creates the immense burden that rests upon humanity.
The blood of the Lamb, Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for you at the cross and the word of your testimony for Him is what makes you an over-comer in this world. This and only this and nothing less. Jesus blood and His righteousness is where it is at. You are either “all in” with Him or you are not. There is no in in-between. Passionate or passive; which are you? Wake up please! Choose you this day whom you serve; God or self; which is to be friend?
By God’s power you are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
Today is the last time, these are the last days. Be doers of the Word, not hearers only or you deceive yourselves. It is not to be next month, not next week or tomorrow or even an hour from now, but RIGHT NOW. Future consists of what you choose to create right now with your being and talent/know how God placed in you before you were formed in the womb. This fills the spaces in matter and equates into time. It is not a place or time you wait for to happen. This is spirituality in God’s divine plan and template. Be a good steward and take charge of God has entrusted to you will you?
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials. Yes, life is not easy and is not meant to be. Life is a process. It takes time, patience and endurance that is a building and painstaking process. It is work. Work can and should enjoyable, pleasing, fulfilling and rewarding. If it is not, then you are not likely living the story God wrote for you at least not yet. You must expend an investment of effort though. You are created in the express image of the one who created you. God worked for 6 days and then He rested in His creation to behold and enjoy fully the fruit of His labor. Should you expect to get by with less?
So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7)
You are to be obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Are you redeeming the time God has gifted you? Is your life a gift offered to all other others; even to those you do not like? What shall the Master find you doing as He returns?
King Jesus is in the field where life is; that is where you will find Him. Are you in the field seeking him? Well now you know and there are no excuses. Just step up and step out. Don’t live for self any longer. Live “to love” that you might find life at its abundant fullness. Here’s your chance to have a turn-around! Today is your day!