Finding Freedom on the Inside

Weekly Devotional

Year of Hope – Month 10

"The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes."                   - Psalm 19:8

 

We declared 2017 as our Year of Hope at Cornerstone. We have been reminded of the Hope we have in Jesus Christ throughout the year and as we enter the final three months, hope is a good thing to keep before our eyes, hearts and minds.

 

One of the special things about hope is that it does not automatically fit in with one situation and automatically get removed with another. Real, lasting hope is not tied to the things around us but to the “Who” within us. Our real and lasting hope is found with the presence of Christ Jesus’ Holy Spirit living within us.

 

Psalm 19:8 reminds us that the right life is the life with God, enjoying the breakfast of spiritual food that nourishes and strengthens us for what is ahead, lighting the path before us and reassuring us when we face difficult times.

 

Fall is my favorite season of the year. The beautiful colors as the trees turn, fields ripen and are harvested, the evenings are cool and the days are warm. That’s good stuff in my book. I also know that fall can be difficult because of what follows it… winter… ughh. Fall may be the reminder of a past event that we wish would have been different. So, for some fall is something positive, for others, not so much. No matter how much we appreciate fall, the Word of God is a bountiful feast for our eyes, hearts and minds. A feast that is always fresh and filled with hope.

 

I encourage you to let “The Light” shine in on your day… everyday. Then live by the HOPE it provides.

- Pastor Rick