There are times when we must encourage ourselves by reflecting on FATHER’S specific Words to us.  The world bombards us with information and stories in an attempt to sway us into believing their opinions, doctrines, political beliefs, and other such rhetoric.  The media uses fear to get our attention in order to direct our actions to align with their motives and goals.  They constantly stir up the souls of men and women in order to keep them off balance.  How do you hop off the merry-go-round?  Dwell and meditate on FATHER’S Word. 

FATHER Loves you and me, HE created us so now let us go on to perfection by focusing our attention on, in, by, and through HIM.  In Hebrews chapter 6:

10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,

12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

FATHER knows our acts and labor of Love and will not forget them.  Anytime you feel challenged or pressured by the world you must recall HIS Promises toward you and place your hope on those specific promises.  We must not become lazy or sluggish because of some apparent delay in seeing results.  We must remain steadfast that the GOD of hope will bring to fruition those promises made to us.  Paul states in Romans chapter 15:

Romans 15:13  Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

“Now I receive the power of the Holy Spirit that hope may abound in all aspects of my life today and I am filled with all joy and peace.”

As you are empowered by hope, your faith will activate to a greater degree.  When FATHER speaks a Word to you, HE directs your attention to hope in the area of that Word spoken.  The promise is now at the forefront of your consciousness.  You must keep this promise of HIS Word before you at all times dwelling on it day and night so that it becomes alive in you.  HIS Word is planted in you and must have time to bring forth the blade, the flower, and finally the fruit.  The adversary knows that once the Word is planted, the easiest time to thwart FATHER’S Word is before the Word has had time to germinate within you.  Jesus explained this reality in Matthew 13:

18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower:

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it,who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

As we dwell and meditate on HIS Word, the Holy Spirit provides us with the understanding we need in order for HIS Word to come alive and grow in us.  We must hold fast to HIS Word and not let the wicked one, tribulation, persecution, cares of the world, or deceitfulness of riches keep the Word from producing fruit in our lives.

It takes time for the Word to grow in us thus we must be patient and have faith knowing HIS Word will not fail if we guard it in our hearts.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is now just as HIS Word of Hope is now.  We must not let our external circumstances dictate success or failure in our lives.  Believing is truly seeing what FATHER has for us.  There are times we must confess HIS Word out loud for our own ears to hear.  We are wired to respond to what we hear and see thus we must direct our focus to HIS Promises by reading and speaking them aloud.

Philippian 4:13  13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

He strengthens me as I walk out this period of faith in FATHER’S Word specific to me for I know FATHER is unwavering in HIS Promises.  Why?  FATHER Loves me fully and completely.  In Romans chapter 5 Paul states:

5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

The foundation of our assurance of faith and hope is Love.  FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love is the basis for fulfilling HIS Promises to each and every one of us.  We must fully accept these Truths in order for them to become reality and manifest in our lives.  We must not let the cares of the world rob us of HIS Blessings reserved for us.  We must be of good courage and move forward in those promises knowing that HE will empower us in whatever manner is required to fulfill HIS Word.

1 Corinthians 13:13  And now abide faith, hope, Love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.

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