November 4, 2009

November 4–Unswerving Hope!

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who is promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

Have you ever been in a car where suddenly you are swerving out of control? Maybe you drove onto an unavoidable oil patch or a sheet of ice, maybe you were “water-planing” in a heavy downpour. Maybe you were hit by someone else who was driving out of control. Or maybe you swerved out of control because you just weren’t looking where you were going — your attention was elsewhere.

Our faith walk (drive…journey) is a lot like driving and requires our constant, intentional attention — because circumstances do suddenly crop up that we didn’t expect…or someone hurts us through their own out of control–lack of caring attitudes, words and behaviors…or we allow ourselves to become distracted from purposefully, passionately following Jesus.

Well, come on back! We all need to re-engage in our faith journey with Jesus every single day. Our faith journey, like driving, is a thinking activity.

We each need to choose daily…moment by moment…circumstance by circumstance…to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess — to trust in our God who is always faithful to His promises. And who holds us unswervingly in His loving arms.

Now that should give us all unswerving hope!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane