Tuesday: Read Jeremiah 29:11. In a trendy world, why is it so vital to hold on to a timeless hope? How has God’s work in your past provided a confident hope for your future
Wednesday: Read Romans 15:5. Paul’s phrase “complete harmony” reminds us as a church, we sing the same song of Jesus, but we have different notes that we “sing” in developing dynamic disciples. As you look at Christ Lutheran Church, what are some “notes” of the life of Jesus at work that you see? Have you identified the “notes” God created you to play in our community, at our church, and in San Diego?
Thursday: Read Jeremiah 29:7. The wise words of this verse remind us to pray for the community where God has placed us. As you look out on San Diego, and La Mesa in particular, where do you sense God calling you to pray for His peace and His prosperity to be at work? Take time to pray for our community as a church and La Mesa, and San Diego county.
Friday: Read Romans 15:6. We typically think of waiting as either a passive word (just sitting around) or a frustrating word (passing time until what we are waiting for happens). Hope reminds us to actively wait – to sing the song God has given us to sing, to declare His glory, to be His witnesses. As part of your waiting on God today, think of five specific reasons to praise God for who He is and what He is doing in your life today.
Saturday: Read Psalm 33:20, 22. We not only wait in hope, we also put our hope in God. Hope is a who--hope is Jesus. Knowing what Jesus has done in our past, gives power to our present life, and hope for tomorrow. In what area of your life, do you need to wait in hope for the LORD?
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the book The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. Never Be the Same by Ray Johnston.