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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Monday, August 20 2018

 

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

-Hebrews 10: 23-25

 

If I were to be pushed to describe my Christian conviction in three words I believe I would choose faith, hope, and love. I might also say Jesus is Lord. What three words would you choose to describe your Christian convictions?

 

The passage above is part of what I think is a pep talk to Christians of that time and place and it remains one for us. See how the author weaves together the three words; faith, hope, and love.

 

The Apostle Paul uses these three words to encourage the Corinthian Church.

 

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.  -1 Corinthians 13: 13

 

Here's how you can able these three words in your daily life so that your life will be in alignment with God.

 

Faith in Christ

Hope for God's will to be done

Love so that you are reflecting the love of Christ in the world.

 

When I format the three words like this I realize that the model looks very much like the way that I write prayers. Faith in God through Christ is announced and the hope for God's will to be done through petition and supplication (big word meaning asking for). A strong prayer will always include a call to action. This call to action takes on the form of encouraging us to love so that...

 

Therefore; could it be that our life is a form of worship when we practice faith, hope and love? You tell me.

 
Prayer for Today

 

Grant us the power of your Holy Spirit, O God, so that our faith will be strong, our hope for your kingdom come will be our guiding light, and that we will love as Christ loves us. Amen.

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