Prisoners of Hope by Pastor Ray Patrick
Two attitudes that I keep close to me are thankfulness and expectancy…all for God and through God respectively.
I am bound to be thankful because Christ’s completed work covers and envelopes my life and I indeed to live in Him with an everlasting joy and hope!
Pastor Ray Patrick beautifully illustrates it below, join me in reading and do well to leave your thoughts.
“Normally being a prisoner is not a good thing, but the Scripture says a prisoner of hope is a good thing. Are you a prisoner of hope? A prisoner of hope is someone who has an attitude of faith and expectancy even when things aren’t going their way. They know that God has a plan to get them through hard times, a plan to restore their health (including mental health), finances, dreams, and relationships.
You may not be where you want to be today, but have hope because all things are subject to change. Scripture says, God promises to restore double to those who hope in Him. When God restores something, He doesn’t just set things back the way they were before, He goes above and beyond. He makes things better than they were before!
Today, we have a reason to be hopeful. We have a reason to rejoice, because God has double blessings in store for our future! Don’t let circumstances drag you down or distract you. Instead, choose to be a prisoner of hope and positivity watch what God will do to restore every area of your life!
“Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; this very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.” (Zechariah 9:12, NASB)”
AMEN AND AMEN!