“Life without hope is not life at all.”~priest

I think these words of inspiration and instruction by Jesus are some of the most encouraging words He spoke on earth.  They are words of truth and hope.
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I have been thinking a lot about hope, recently.  It is really difficult for me to imagine what life would be like without hope.  I suppose it would not be life at all.
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Read the following words of Jesus.  He left them as a beacon of light pointing you to the way of hope.  Follow the light and rest assured Jesus loves you and wants you to love Him.  He will provide in the midst of storms.  He is your safe haven.  Without Jesus there is no hope.  There is only eternal separation.
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So today, let this be the 1st day of the rest of your life.  Pray to the Father for forgiveness.  Believe in what Jesus did for you on the cross.  Walk and keep walking in His daily light…

Matthew 5 – You’re Blessed

When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

“Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

Surf to: http://www.freshc.org for a Fresh Connection…

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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