It Will Still Hang On This

For, contrary to popular hymnology, love is not the only grace which “abides.”
The truth is rather that “these three remain, faith, hope and love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

I read the above statement today and it rocked my world.

That even in the life to come these three things will always remain. It makes sense, but think about it — if "hope remains" then by definition it must have a future expectation. It needs be an object of anticipation in order for there to be hope.

This ultimately means that God is eternal and even in eternity we will be forever be finding out new and amazing things about Him. We will never reach the end of Him, our revelation will go on and on and on…

With this being so, how much more should we be in total awe and revelation of how great our God is in our temporal state? If heaven and eternity hangs on love, how much more does our temporal world, our finite earth, our defined life hang on love?

…how much we need His love now!

It all hangs on this, right now and forever.



Josh Kelsey

Because Of This Hope

Proverbs 23:18

There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.


Hope in Scripture means “a strong & confident expectation.”

This hope comes from the beautiful exchange that Christ has given us.  Exchanging our certain death because of sin for His certain resurrection because of the cross.  It is an unseen hope and requires faith to daily believe it.  This hope changes the way we see our lives, we are now pilgrims on this earth temporarily journeying to a far better place when the time comes for our Lord to return. It changes how we live and what we value, our treasure is not here on earth but in Heaven.  This sets us free from the trappings, comparisons and performance of this world.  We now have a peace that transcends understanding that guards our heart and mind by Christ Jesus.  

Lets be frank, nothing in this world can truly satisfy us — nothing.  We were made for God.  We were made to be satisfied by Him alone.  We may not see the reality of this fully in everyday life right now, that is why it is a Hope, not just a positive thought, but “a strong & confident expectation” that what Jesus has promised in His word will take place and we have nothing to fear.  

Take heart that your hope will not be cut off. No matter what you are going through, this hope is not determined by your circumstance. It is an anchor into eternity that cannot be dislodged.



JOSH KELSEY

Jesus Be The Center [of 2014]

If Jesus isn't the center of our lives, we are living a life full of excuses.

We need to make Jesus be the center of it all, because it is all about Him.

 

Colossians 3:3

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

 

Our life is hidden in Him. That is why we seek God. We seek His presence, because we discover ourselves in Him. There is a settling nature to the presence of God. As Colossians 3:3 states, our identity is hidden in Christ. Once we allow Him to be the center of our lives, life starts to make more sense.

So let 2014 be a year where we seek Him to find ourselves through Him.

Just want to finish this off with a quote my pastor said this last weekend.

 

Josh Kelsey

When we make excuses, we excuse ourselves out of God's will.

 

Happy New Year and may God guide you through this new year that is to come.

2014, we at Anchored Apparel are ready for you! #BringItOn

 



ANCHORED APPAREL TEAM