About HOPEannFAITH…

Searching Within...

Searching Within...

 

Hebrews 11: 1 & 3

By Faith We Understand

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

It is to strengthen my already firm faith that I create this space.
I am Hopeannfaith…actually she lives deep within me. The me, people don’t see, transformed by the Word of God, almost daily now.  I cannot say that this transformation has always been pleasant or without pain. I can say, though, that every battled step forward has been worth it.
I determine to be what the Word of God says that I am.
Psalm 139:14
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
         Marvelous are Your works,
         And that my soul knows very well.
It is my Spirit that knows this very well. In this verse the translation is incorrect. The word soul means Spirit, here. However the Spirit and the soul are definately two different things. Biblically, the New Testament definition of soul is: the mind.
 
 
The world would have us believe it is the soul that remains eternal, not so. The soul is our mind, our human ability to reason. I understand,  if you do not check this out for yourself,  just do it using the Hebrew definition, I did.
It is my Spirit that knows God. The very Spirit of God that rises up when I wander away from God. It is my Spirit that changed when I received Jesus as the Lord of my life. It is my Spirit that fell to it’s knees when I received my salvation.
So here I imagine, I visualize within my Spirit what I hope to achieve on my journey.
These images are photographed, created, and borrowed so that I may look outside the mire of my past and upbringing,  to the things of beauty I desire to better please my Father God.
God’s promise to me, to all of us is this:
John 16: 23-24

23 In that day you will not ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.

Victory over the World
   So I keep this photographic and written  Hope Chest, lined with those things I seek to create in myself, my life and even my family, to glorify my Father in Heaven.
Images of my:  Health
                               Home
                               Family
                               Spirit
                               More….. Including those things I have not dreamed of , yet!
 
 
The things I hope for; made manifest by faith. Those things unwrapped by my inner child. The gifts from my Father God.
 
 
One must see themself redeemed and restored, because that is what God sees. I seek that vision of myself…
 
 
Blessings All!

2 thoughts on “About HOPEannFAITH…

  1. Hi
    As a principal of a small Christian school, I have come across your wonderful spirit-filled web site and am seeking permission to use one of your awesome photographic images to incorporate into a banner to be used in our classrooms to convey the following theme across the school: “Designed with You in Mind … our creative God”. The image just perfectly reflects that which we are trying to communicate to our students. There is no commercial benefit to us at all. The image has a caption “Creative Flow directly from God” showing the hands and the creation. An absolutely amazing graphic! Please advise at your earliest convenience if this image could be used in the way specified and any associated cost involved.
    Kind Regards and Blessings

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