LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 15:13 (NLT)
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
10 KEYS - THAT WILL HELP YOU BIRTH-FORTH A CONFIDENT HOPE/EXPECTATION.
EXPECTATION - A STRONG FEELING THAT SOMETHING IS BOUND TO HAPPEN .
1 .Prayer - Renews your strength. It helps you to birth forth that confident expectation , that it is done . God has answered you .David confirmed this in the of psalms 52:2"I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints."
2.Knowledge - Is power .The more you know, the more confident you become. So what is the key to having a confident hope , that what God has promised you will happen ? Seek Him more ,acquire more knowledge about God . read your bible , read good books . grow more in knowledge , for in it your deliverance in whatever you have faith in God for will surely come . Amen. Prov 11:9b" but through knowledge shall the just be delivered."
3.Trust - Learnt to trust God at all times . At times because of our challenges we fight with it . but it is a good fight . why? Is a fight you will always win . How go I get to trust Him ? Remember what He has done for you in the past . how He has saved others in worse situations that you know . build your trust upon the good things you have heard about God . why? If He did it for them , He will do it for you too . Amen. Heb 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."4.Love -we all know is one of the greatest gift God gave to this world .your genuine love for God is what ignites this confident hope in Him that God cannot lie . What He said is as good as seeing it done . Why? you are genuinely convinced He loves you . Now how do I know that He loves me ? , because many of us battle with it because of what we go through . You know it when you begin to think rightly with your mind and heart and not with your human reasoning as to why what you are going through is happening to you .When you begin to renew your mind with His word , you will know it . Roms 8:6 (NIV)"The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace."
5.Godly insight /revelation - what you see in your inner-man is what gives you confident hope/expectation . Because what you see is not your making , but God showing you what He has already done for you in the spirit realms. Once you see it , your joy is activated in confident hope and expectation . knowing God cannot lie . Nums 23:19(NIV)"God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?"
6.Worship - God looks for true worshippers . Now here is the secret , when you worship and reverence Him , His grace comes upon your life to reassure you and to strengthen you in confident hope of what is coming . No wonder Jesus said to bro Thomas in scripture John 20:29(NIV)"Then Jesus told him, "You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me."
7.Thanksgiving -you cannot thank Him if you doubt Him. Thanking Him works with your imagination . Thanking Him for what you imagine in your mind that He has done , gives you this confident hope or expectation , that it is going to manifest , which in turn is FAITH ! Heb 11:1 (NLT)"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see".
8.The power of joy - you cannot have confident hope without the power of joy fueling it . joy is a spirit and that spirit is activated by the presence of the HOLY SPIRIT at work in us . The one sent to birth -forth the promise in our lives .Eph 1:13"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise."
9.Peace - The force of peace when activated , it gives you that confident assurance , that all shall be well . It doesn't matter what that challenge is , what matters is holding on to your peace in God . Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. " This peace has the power of building up your confident hope in Him.10.Giving - Here is the mystery behind giving , if you understand it . What happens to your mind , whenever you give ? you expect right . So your giving fuels your confident hope /expectation and when your cloud it full , what happens ? It rains . Eccl 11:3b (Amp)" If the clouds are full [of rain], they empty themselves on the earth;
" What you don't want , don't expect it ,there is a hidden power in our expectations" ABOB.
Prayer : Father renew my strenght in you in Jesus mighty name , Amen.
Bless you .