Jan 29, 2021
Is your hope alive? Peter connects Jesus' resurrection to our hope. The fact that Jesus is no longer dead means that our hope is living. Think about the characteristics of a living being. Our hope has life. This isn't a hope that depends on luck, or on the weather. Everything we do is in God and under his domain, his area of control. What he says happens. And our hope is in him. It is alive because Jesus is alive. Jesus was resurrected. He is our hope and he is alive.
What difference will that make in your life today? Will you really live? Or will you just go through the motions? To me, our living hope challenges us to walk in the life of Christ every day. How can we make ourselves think about our relationship to him more? What can we do to be more intentional in our faith moment by moment?
Consider making a commitment for the next 2 weeks that you will think about Jesus every day. You will ask him to direct you at work; to give you ideas for ways you can do things differently just because you follow him. That's what we do on our Marketplace Mission Trip. Maybe we should call it the workplace mission trip. You will go to your same job, or whatever you do every day, but you will practice 5 daily activities that help us get (and stay) on-mission with Jesus. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the trip that begins on Sunday. But there is always another on on the schedule. So head over to MarketplaceMissionTrip.com and sign up. Thank you for following Jesus and allowing him to use you in your workplace.