Hope-Day Wednesday #11 {And a Hope-Giver GIVEAWAY}

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The story of the redemptive work of Christ, as displayed in and through our lives, is yet to be fully told. But, the chapters that have already been revealed demonstrate the limitless power, unfathomable mercy, and un-earnable grace of a Father-God who relentlessly pursues us in love.

In my walk, experience has proven the infallibility of the Word of God and its relevance to our everyday lives.  Even so, there have been specific scriptures that have held a more personal place in my heart at particular points of this journey I call life. Other scriptures also speak to me in such extraordinarily powerful ways, and I carry them with me as anthems of my walk. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 is one of these scriptures. If you visit with me often, you will undoubtedly find it referenced again and again.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

This scripture is the foundation of this blog. It is my heart’s cry in regards to both ministry and relationships. In fact, it wholly reflects my feelings regarding how not only I, but all Christians, should carry out our walk in regards to our purpose in the lives of others. When we are deliberately involved in the lives of those who are facing trying times, as motivated, modeled, and directed by the love of Christ, we are carrying out 2 Corinthians 1:3-5. Seeking to offer love, hope and comfort to others should be intentional. However, if we choose to turn our faces and hearts away from those who are hurting, once we have experienced the redemptive and forgiving work of Christ, we also turn away from our responsibilities as fellow workers in Christ. Many of us have experienced great demonstrations of grace and mercy. Many, like myself, are recipients of forgiveness beyond that which we ourselves struggle to comprehend. We have experienced God’s deliverance and power in such a manner that we are convinced that through Him, anything is possible. Every day we walk the earth as living testimonies to supernatural intervention, and individual pieces of proof that we serve a living, personal God.

It is my prayer that this will become a place that offers hope to those who don’t know where to go to find it. That some would stop here, and find a story, maybe your story, that sounds a lot like their story. And through it, they might find the courage to have hope, and press forward, trusting God to bring them out of their stormy today, and into their victorious tomorrow.

Maybe having been pursued by God’s relentless love is not a part of your story.

But quite possibly, if you are reading this, it is.

If so, please consider making a decision to share Your Story here at Embracing His Will.

But as for me, I remain utterly convinced that

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I am living evidence of a merciful, gracious and powerful Father-God who relentlessly pursues me in love.

For prayer on this topic, visit today’s Daily Hope & a Prayer devotional.

Hope-Day Wednesday

Throughout the week, the Your Story Page is open to anyone who wishes to share their story of hope and grace with someone who may waiting to hear it. Simply enter your story into the form, with any other information that you may like to share. If you are a blogger, writer or have a website, feel free to leave your website URL for the readers to connect with you later. Then, on Hope-Day Wednesday, individual stories will be added to the Our-Stories page in order to offer hope and encouragement to someone who may need it.

Hope-Giver’s Giveaway

In addition, and in celebration of Easter I am hosting a Hope-Giver’s Giveaway through Sunday April 5th. The winner will receive the Hope-Giver’s 3 Book Bundle. I’ve included 3 of my favorite books from Max Lucado. The first book, When He whispers Your Name is for you, and the other two, He Still Moves Stones and God Will Use this for Good are for you to keep if you need them, or to give to someone else to help offer them hope.

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Your story might change a life, save a marriage, restore a relationship, give a discouraged parent hope, or help someone to hold on for just one more day.

Happy Story Sharing!

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Everyone has a story. How many people know yours?? Visit Embracing His Will. Someone may be waiting who needs it.

 

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Are you a blogger? If so, please include your website URL and be sure to upload an image. Your Story may be featured as a guest post! If you are featured, or just would like to help spread the word about Hope-Day Wednesdays, please ‘Grab my button’!

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Comments

  1. “I am living evidence of a merciful, gracious and powerful Father-God who relentlessly pursues me in love.”

    Yes! Me too. #livefree
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  2. I’m so grateful you joined in #livefreeThursday with me today. I pray that your ministry is blessed, blessed, blessed.
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  3. I’ve fallen in love with your site; I’m so encouraged by your vision here. As a fellow Christian, I have great admiration how you are using your blog as a vessel for God’s glory!
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    • I am so sorry it took me so long to respond. It’s been a very, very busy weekend and I am a bit behind. However, thank you so much for your encouragement and cheering spirit! Although I am just responding tonight, I saw this shortly after you posted, but was about to leave the house. But, I wanted you to know that the Lord used this post to really brighten my moment, which at that time, really needed brightening! Please come again soon!

      Blessings,

      Letetia
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  4. Are you familiar with the poem “The Hound of Heaven”? God’s “relientless love” brought it to mind.
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    • Thank you for introducing “The Hound of Heaven” to me! I looked it up tonight and can’t wait to go back to it once I am much less tired. It is wonderful. Interestingly, I do feel as if I have a very, very faint memory of reading/hearing it, as in perhaps I studied it in parochial school (which would have been over 30 years ago). Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Blessings,

      Letetia
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  5. Those scriptures from Paul are very special to me too. So often our comfort comes from others who have experienced the same things. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. It’s nice seeing loving scripture passages! They can be very helpful for our most trying times.
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    • 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 is one of my very favorite Scriptures! It not only encourages me to be able to offer comfort to others, but it encourages me when I am reminded that in the great plan of God, He has also provided for my encouragement. Thanks so much for visiting!

      xoxo

      Letetia
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