Friday, October 8, 2010
God Guiding Us
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, so that you may abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)
From time to time we find ourselves emotionally down. Our joy has seeped away; we find our peace has almost left us.
Paul speaks to the hearts of the Roman believers. He blessed them, and us, by asking God to fill us with joy and peace. Paul further gives his readers something to look forward to. They would have an abundance of hope through the strength of the Holy Spirit.
We all want to have optimism in our outlook and peace in our hearts. Without these two ingredients we wouldn’t possess a lightness of heart. Everything we might say would come across as harsh and uncaring.
When we represent Christ we want people to see Jesus in us. We want people to hear Jesus in what we say. We have to ask God to show us what He wants us to do in certain circumstances in which we find ourselves.