Hoping Beyond Hope – The Expectation Of Violent Faith
There is a great verse in Luke 1:45 that speaks about two little ladies, Elizabeth and Mary. Mary had been visited by an angel and given an overflow promise. She was not only promised that she would have a baby, she was promised that she would be the mother to the messiah our Lord Jesus Christ. What better promise of overflow can a mother be given that could be greater than the fact that in your womb, you will carry the savior of the world, the redeemer of mankind, the reconciler of humanity back to God. When she received that promise, joy must have erupted in her heart! The response she gave to the promise was even greater. The scripture says that she believed.
The kind of promise that she was given was ridiculous and way beyond anything she had ever heard of. When she met Elizabeth, who was also carrying a baby of promise in her womb, the babies leaped and these words are recorded in scriptures for us “Blessed is she who believed, that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her from the Lord.” – Luke 1:45. When you get a word from the Lord, never negate it because of your circumstances, believe it, confess it, embrace it and never let it go until it happens. Between the time we received the promise of the Lord for overflow and the time it manifests, we must stay in a state of dynamic belief.
Many times, we abort the promise of overflow through negative words, immature utterances and unwarranted relationships. To stay in that disposition of dynamic hope and violent faith, we must not just keep the promise churning in our hearts through meditation, we must surround yourself with relationships that bolster our hopes and keep us in earnest anticipation. We must stay away from doubters and pessimists who may cause us to miss out on Gods promise of overflow. It is your responsibility to stay radical about Gods promise over you so that you can receive it in its fullness. Hope even when there is no reason to hope. Let your hope be based on God’s word and promises which are yes and amen.
A Scripture to Remember
“Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping–believing that he would become the father of many nations – Romans 4:18
An assignment to pray about and work through.
Jot down some of the behaviors that you manifest when you feel hopeless. Determine and resolutely purpose not to allow yourself to be dragged by discouragement into the valley of despair. Purpose that you will a believer Write down empowering verses that can lift your spirit when discouraged.