CONNECT TO PEOPLE – RESTORE YOUR HOPE AS YOU LOVE PEOPLE WITH HIS HEART
Because of covenant I will set you free. Return to the stronghold of hope, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. Zechariah 9:12 NKJV
There are many people who need hope right now. They have been disappointed by life, or by dreams and expectations that didn’t come to pass, and they are ready to give up. God has a heart full of compassion for them and wants you to be His hands and His feet and His mouthpiece to them. You can be part of His plan to turn it all around for good for them – just as He promised.
God is at work right now to restore hope to them. It’s okay not to know in advance how He is going to do it. What you DO know is that your Father God is on the throne and that He is forever faithful in life’s uncertainties. You DO know that He is good and He is more powerful than everything that has come against them. You DO know that He hears your prayers – and theirs – and speeds the cause of righteousness and justice. He is preparing the way for you to connect to them.
God wants to restore hope to them – even before their breakthrough comes. Hope is for what they haven’t seen yet, but as you “see” with eyes of hope for them, you can help them begin to “see” in a new way. He is saying to your heart today, “They can have hope because I AM!”
I AM Almighty God!
I AM their God!
I AM their Source of Life!
I AM their Healing, their Comfort, their Help, their Hope, their Salvation, their Blessing, their Joy, their Peace, their Kindness, their Strength … whatever they need, I AM!
He is the One who has true hope for them, and is ministering it to you and to them. The enemy would like to twist things and bring disappointment which occurs when life doesn’t happen the way people think it should happen. They get disappointed when they think that God does not care. That God has left them out and doesn’t care is one of the biggest lies of all.
The purpose of disappointment is to invade their hearts – without it being obvious – slowly separating them from God. But we are living in the times of God bringing everything together and we are taking everything back! We must stay connected to God, connect to people and then help them stay connected to God!
As you love people with the heart of God, you release hope! As you look into their lives and see the disappointments and the lies of the enemy, you can surround them with hope and help them know that God will turn it around and they will find that each disappointment will become a jewel of God’s faithfulness to them!
Encourage others when you become aware of their hopelessness, and connect with them on purpose. We have the hope of God living on the inside of us – the hope that they are desperately looking for. We can share that hope with them by:
- staying in relationship with them.
- encouraging them not to give up.
- listening to Holy Spirit for the key to their heart.
Don’t be disheartened yourself. If it takes time, believe and recognize that God is at work and doing something precious in them, and He counts them as valuable. You are a part of His plan! And … He has a blessing for you!
As we connect to others, He will manifest Himself through us and we will have more joy and excitement than ever before, because we are displaying His love. Now that’s destiny in action!
MORE LOVE, MORE POWER – JEREMY RIDDLE
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