Everlasting Joy

by Tripp Prince
Wisdom Hunter, 12/21/2017
Because their shame was double, and dishonor was proclaimed as their lot, therefore they shall possess a double portion; everlasting joy shall be theirs. Isaiah 61:7 (NRSV)
So often our joy seems circumstantial. We feel joyful when life goes as planned, when our children are flourishing, when we are respected in our jobs, when those we love are healthy, and when the future looks bright. Yet when our children walk away from faith, we lose a job, or when a doctor calls with life altering news, we fall apart. We long to be people who are characterized by joy in all circumstances, and we must be reminded afresh that this is only possible when the LORD of all draws near and reminds us that we are loved, welcomed, and safe in his Kingdom.



by Ronnie Hewitt

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; 7rather, He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death– even death on a cross! 9Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil 2:9-11)


Hold on to Hope

Wisdom Hunters, December 6, 2017
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23
Faith creates hope, so where faith is conceived hope is birthed. Yes, hope is the daughter of faith. Those who profess to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior possess hope. Hard times try to hinder hope’s comforting company, but it is unhindered where faith in God is the focus. Those who hold on to hope are happy. Where faith peers hope makes clear. Where there is a wall, hope finds a door. Where there is darkness, hope looks for a light. Hope expects Christ to come through.