Hope: The Heart of Faith
Return to the Reflection Scripture.
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1Peter 1:8-9 ESV
Close your eyes. Think of all things you believe in… love… that you cannot see at this moment.
Is there joy? in setting your mind on the things unseen?
Thank God for all the things you love about Him but have not seen. Ask Him to fill you with the joy of hope at one day seeing all His glory.
Read Matthew 5:1-12
Jesus tells us about those who are blessed. The blessed being the faith-full, as in: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed. – John 20:29
What hope do you see in the faith behind each of those who Jesus calls blessed?
How then should the blessed demonstrate “living hope” (1Peter 1:3)? What does it look like in day to day life?