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By: Rachelle Rea

“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God.” Hebrews 6:18-19 (Message)

In the old days, rich people had ropes in their rooms. They pulled on the rope when they needed something. Connected to a bell in the servant’s part of the house, the rope acted like a nurse’s call button and alerted the servants that they were being summoned. They hurried to the side of their master or mistress.


The phrase “an unbreakable spiritual lifeline” really caught my attention in the verse above. It reminds me of the servant’s rope because it connects us to Someone very important.


This lifeline ushers us in “right to the very presence of God.”


What is this lifeline to our Lord?


It’s hope.


Hope in an Almighty God who never lies, never changes, and never stops loving us.
Hope in our access to the Lord Jesus through prayer. Hope in the life everlasting. Hope in God’s miracle-working power.


My hope in God is my lifeline to God.


Because, think about it, if I don’t believe in God, how can I know Him personally?


Our hope in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross leads us to seek God out and pursue a deeper relationship with Him.


What are you clinging to today?


How about try out the rope called hope?
It’s unbreakable and it leads straight to God.


Dear Lord, thank You for the hope I have in You! Thank You especially that it is unbreakable. Please help me to cling to it today! In Jesus’ name, Amen.


GO DEEPER:


Ponder: Psalm 71:14, “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” (NIV)


Apply: Read all of Psalm 71. It doesn’t sound as if David is in the best of circumstances, yet he holds to the hope he finds in the Lord and decides to praise God despite what he’s going through. Journal a prayer to God telling Him how you have decided to put your hope in Him. Don’t forget to praise Him!


Visit: Do you know the hope you can have in Jesus? Click here.


Read: Bridge Called Hope: Stories of Triumph from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams by Kim Meeder


Share: What are you holding on to today? How can you hold on to hope even in the worst of situations?


© 2010 by Rachelle Rea. All rights reserved.


A college freshman, Rachelle Rea coaches gymnastics at her local YMCA. She loves blogging, walking, chocolate, and hanging out with friends. One thing that encourages her constantly is how God loves her in spite of how often she messes up. Her favorite verse is Ephesians 3:20 because through that verse, God reminds her to dream big because He dreams big!


For more from Rachelle, visit her blog at
www.rosesdaringadventure.blogspot.com.




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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really good, I love the analogy.
-Leah

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