Hope!

Hope can mean trust, reliance; desire accompanied with expectation of what is desired or belief that it is attainable; one on whom hopes are centered; a source of hopeful expectation, or promise; something that is hoped for, or an object of hope. The Hebrew root verb qa·wahʹ, from which come terms rendered “hope,” basically means “wait for” with eager expectation. (Ge 49:18) In the Christian Greek Scriptures, the sense of the Greek term el·pisʹ (hope) is “expectation of good.”

No Real Hope Without God. 

– Insight on the Scriptures found online at jw.org in many languages. 

“No real hope without (Jehovah) God.”… Ponder that thought for a moment. 

Do we trust in our bank account, our homes, our families, … is our Hope in those things too. Or do we honestly Hope in the solutions that God has promised mankind thru the pages of the bible. And God’s worldwide organization today. 

Jehovah brought the nation of Isreal out of bondage to slavery thru his organization and he used Moses, a very humble man, to lead them thru the wilderness… To the land he had promised. 

Jehovah has brought us out of slavery to sin and death thru his son’s sacrifice and will repair the earth and the hearts and minds of men thru his government with his Son ruling as king, today! 

Our Hope is founded on reality. Faith in his Promises is Hope! 

Read and study Gods words! They contain the key to HOPE, life and true happiness! 

Loyalty – Hope – and letting go! 

Sounds like a contradiction but in my quest to deeply comprehend godly loyalty I have discovered a truth  about myself that I was not ready for. 

Hope is good! 

Loyalty is good!  

Letting go of things, forgiving on the inside is good. 

 
But when we have a misplaced hope or a distorted view of loyalty. Those truths can stand in our way of Godly loyalty.  And Loyaty To Jehovah God is where life, hope and joy live. 

2 Samuel 22:26 – With someone loyal you act in loyalty;..

 Jehovah knows when to let go of hope. He knows when to show mercy and when to walk away. This summer there will be a 3 day convention held in multiple languages across the globe. 

Remain Loyal To Jehovah

Find a convention Location near you and plan to attend you will not regret it! This I know. 

I personally look forward to readjusting my core beliefs on loyalty since they were formed and  sustained by very unloyal people and others that had misplaced loyalties. This will be a journey of growth for me. But one I will embrace deeply.  

Loyal Love 

Exodus 34:6, “…Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and abundant in loyal love and truth,”

Hosea 6:6 6 “For in loyal love I delight, not in sacrifice,And in the knowledge of God, rather than in whole burnt offerings.”

Patience

Oxford defines it this way – Patience = 1 the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset:

Jehovah says it is a fruitage of his spirit. – Galatians 5:22 -23 “On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,  mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Hebrews 6:12 “so that you may not become sluggish, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

Col. 1:11, “and may you be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may endure fully with patience and joy,

How can patience that single quality help us?

Being patient means you know not everything changes in a day, it gives you the time to breathe and make decisions with wisdom rather then hastily trying to fix something.

It reminds me of skilled chess players, although they have to move within an allotted time, they look several steps ahead at the consequences in a single move, it might not be seen with in two moves but perhaps ten.

Patience allows us the time to rely on Jehovah’s wisdom, and not our own.

Why hurry, we have forever and a day!

Loyalty / Jehovah defines

It has been a long time since I have written in here! But I have learned something I feel is worthy of putting down in writing!

Loyalty to people – sticking to someone with love, patience, hope and determination to stay by the side of that one. This loyalty tells others we want them to fell safe with us knowing we truly have there best interests at heart. And this loyalty is displayed by action not mere words.

Jehovah has displayed a deep loyalty to all his loyal servants. For thousands of years, there are hundreds of personal and eyewitness accounts written in the bible that clearly show us his extensive his loyalty is towards his people.

Loyalty created in the union of friends, mates, family is a deep feeling of safety and security. When loyalty is broken safety is gone.

Loyalty is given when loyalty is returned or offered. Many of us grow up with distorted views of loyalty. Being loyal to someone who is not loyal produces pain and fear. Far from Jehovah’s view of loyalty. Jehovah’s described as having loyal love. So godly love and loyalty are closely related.

Loyalty to Jehovah requires much effort we must continue to learn about him, to adjust to his views of right and wrong, to love what he loves and hate what he hates. This loyalty requires exclusive devotion to Jehovah.

May we be loyal to our father Jehovah, his organization and all those choosing to be loyal to him.

Reposting! 

Tonight is by far the most important Evening of the Year!

Memorial of Jesus’ Death

You are warmly invited to meet with us to observe the anniversary of Jesus’ death. Find a meeting location near you. –

“One Man Died for All”

  • Who is this man?
  • How does his death help us?
  • Why is it important that we remember him?

You are invited to consider answers from the Bible on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – information quoted  from Jw.org

Please Attend.  (Tanpri Vini)

One act of love has saved all of mankind.  Please come be a part of a very important global event tonight.

Godly Women Part 5 – Abigail

Abigail is one of the women in the bible that has personally taught me much thru the years.

Her story is one we can read about in 1 Samuel chapter 25. David and his men had protected Nabals fields for a long time and when thier provisions grew thin David sent some of his men to ask Nabal for help.

How will he respond? The name Nabal means Senseless, stupid, let’s just add there is nothing nice said about him in the bible. When asked to help reacted in a violent and cruel manner insulting David. When David hears of this his emotions run high and he plans on taking 400 men and wiping out Nabal and his all he owns.

Now we have Abigail who is married to Nabal, how will she react when she hears that the actions of her husband have threatened her whole household. Does she go to him in a panic and beg him to change, does she react with equal anger and call him a fool? Does she bring out the scriptures to show him he is wrong? What does she do?

She takes provisions to David, the anointed of Jehovah, and trys to apease him and make peace with him to protect and save her family and all the workers that are with them and their families. In the heat of all that emotion and fear She does what is peaceable. Despite knowing it might cause her great ramifications with her spouse. The bible shows us she had great respect for Jehovahs Headship arrangement by recognizing David place as future king of Israel.

I think for me the amazing part is what she does after she makes peace with David. So she saved her family from davids wrath, what does she go home and do? Declare her superior understanding of Human relationships and his ignorance and cruelty?

She goes home and trys to make peace with her husband by telling him the truth of what she has done. He was drunk when she first went to approach him and her discernment told her to wait for him to be sober to have this conversation. So she waited quietly. Until the next day she gently spoke respectfully to him and let Jehovah handle the rest. Which in this case he quickly did.

How many times in our lives when emotions are high do we need to use discernment and thinking ability before we speak. Also being wise in when we choose to talk about certain issues. choosing a time when the person will be more likely to really hear. Not demanding to talk now. I deeply admire how she did not act disrespectful to him despite the fact that he behaved very badly so badly Jehovah as the account goes on gave Nabal a paralysis and died 10 days later.

Ultimately Jehovah gave Abigail Peace from that abusive man.

There is much more to learn from Abigail please Read on.

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2009489

Women’s spirituality part 4 – Hannah

Hannah, one of the quiet women in the bible. We only get a glimpse into her world, but it has a powerful lesson for me personally.

In 1 Samuel we meet Hannah in the first chapter, we learn of her torments and her pleas to Jehovah, we learn the secret to her breaking through a deep depression in verse 18, we see Jehovah bless her for her faith and the in chapter 2 we hear her prayer of thanks to Jehovah in vs 1-10.  In verse 21 of chapter 2 we learn something outstanding about out father Jehovah.

Waiting on Jehovah can be painful when our heart is longing for something it can not or does not have but what helped Hannah to move past her emotions and be content again? while she waited for Jehovah to handle things in his time?

” 1 Samuel 1: 17-18 says “ Then Eli answered and said: “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him.” 18 To this she said: “Let your maidservant find favor in your eyes.” And the woman proceeded to go on her way and to eat, and her face became self-concerned no more.”

Do you see it,  she truly gave her anxieties to Jehovah and became self concerned no more. She had complete faith in Jehovah and no more did she worry about her own unfulfilled wants.  She fully shifted her inner focus on finding favor in Jehovah’s eyes.

In 1 Samuel 2:21 It amazes me how good Jehovah is to all of us, when he offers a blessing he always comes through beyond our hearts desires.  Hannah prayed for just one child and was willing to give him to Jehovah’s full-time service as long as she had just that one son.  Jehovah filled her heart with 5 more children she got to raise completely, 3 more sons and 2 daughters.

The lesson we learn from Hannah as Women is very beautiful. We need to fully trust Jehovah and wait with a heart that is not-self concerned. Jehovah will take care of us all, now and in the future. That is a promise.  We must learn to obediently wait on Jehovah and seek his favor. We can use our time to help others and be happy now.