Thursday, September 3, 2009

hope


i suppose it is the changing of the seasons or maybe just that stolen 15 minutes of light that has already begun as our world gets ready for fall, but i see so many of my family and friends already fighting that all too familiar melancholy feeling that seems to come this time of year.

1 Peter 3:15 says, "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."

each night i study different scripture that i believe pertains to something or someone in my life.

i pray.

i listen.

i have hope.

i have been spending about two weeks in the old testament. it's so fasinating and there is so much to learn. jere thinks i'm a closet jew (which could never happen because i love BACON too much). but i think most Christians spend way too much time in the new testament and forget there is even anything at the beginning of their bible after moses. hey that's fine, but just remember that Jesus came to fulfill the law not destroy it. Christians should never forget their Jewish heritage :)

this is my scripture for any of you feeling just a little bit off here lately and need some encouragement. most people know verse 11, but to get the whole idea you really need to read through about 14.

Jeremiah 29:11-14
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart and I will be found by you," declares the Lord.


blessings as we each enter into this weekend.

a new season of bounty to you all.

love and prosperity,

nicole

4 comments:

Danell said...

Thanks for the scripture, Nicole! You guys have a relaxing weekend, if that's possible ;)

Indigo Children said...

:)

thanks for the positivity.

sad we won't see you guys this weekend.

hoping dude and the girls get on top of their homework this weekend and we can do something fun soon.

The Soon-to-be Stearns Clan said...

Amazing post, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your hope. I have hope now, for a new life and a new beginning. Thank you for being there for that. I love you Big Sis!!

Andrea said...

i love that picture...where was it taken? I love this time of year. Thankfully, we had a pretty mild summer, not too many super hot days. Happy Labor Day!

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