Where is your hope today? Is it locked in a safe deposit box? Can it be located in a safe neighborhood in a gated community? Does it depend on what position you hold or what people think? I confess that too often these have been places where I looked by failed to find hope. But the Bible tells us that the true hope is beyond the veil through which Jesus passed with His own blood. We cannot see the place where He went to set our anchor yet we can trust in His promise that it will hold for ever.
his hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, Hebrews 6:19 NKJV
Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” John 1:50
Believing connects us first to knowing that He knows our hearts. This only recorded conversation between Nathanael and Jesus in the Bible is intriguing both because of its smallness and its bigness. Nathanael was astonished to discover that Jesus knew one of the smallest details of His day. That smallest detail led to the biggest decision of his life!
In the movie “The Santa Clause” with Tim Allen, the elf named Judy says, “Seeing isn’t believing; believing is seeing!” That is one of the best descriptions of the miracle of faith in a believer’s life. At the moment that we believe we begin to see who Jesus for who He truly is. As we begin to see Him as He truly is then we begin to follow where He leads. When we follow where Jesus is leading, then we discover that He is going to some astonishing places!
Be prepared for astonishing places along the way as you follow Jesus. Buckle your seat belts and hold on tight. He has promised to show us greater things, if we only believe!
The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. 2 Corinthians 3:2
Did you ever stop to think that your life is a blog with a new page written daily by someone. If our hearts are open to God’s word then we are giving the Holy Spirit editorial permission to correct a few lines. His revisions sometimes seem painful and a few of His twists and turns of the plot difficult to understand, but He knows precisely how our story needs to flow.
He writes from the opening paragraph to the denouement a love letter for our souls. God sent His own Son to die for our rescue and He knows how from our sunrise to the end of our day how things will work together for our good. When we trust the scenes of our lives into the hand of the master director nothing short of a masterpiece will result as our names are written into the book of life!