Well, it has been a while since my last blog….I am so sorry! I think I may need to go down to once per month. (I’ll explain why in my next blog)
Is hope the same as faith?
There is a difference between hope and faith. Let’s start by defining the 2 from dictionary.com:
We need both. However…
God created our mind, will, and emotions. Hope is wired into each one of us, however, faith is learned. It takes time & energy to build faith. How? I believe that the first thing we are to do to build faith is to spend time in our Bibles…Daily. Hebrews 12:2 says, “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”
Most of you reading this blog know that I am in a wheelchair due to Cerebral Palsy (which I’ve had my entire life). Now, I’ve hoped and had faith that God would heal me since I could remember. However, I’ve accepted the fact that I’m in a wheelchair to minister to certain people that no one else can (and I’m not saying this to be arrogant). I believe God works ALL things together for my good (Romans 8:28). Did I loose hope? No. Did I loose faith? Certainly Not!
God uses everything so He’ll get the glory. So, I guess this is what I’m trying to say to you through this mini-series: