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Open a Door

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"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned."                - Colossians 4:2-3

At Hope Church, we have a saying that states, "We don't pray before we work. Prayer is the work, and then God works." In this verse above, Paul was asking for prayer for God to work. He prays, "open up to us a door for the word." As Christians, this should be our daily cry to God: that He would open up a door of opportunity for us to share the Gospel with those around us. Beyond that, we should be praying for eyes to see those opportunities that He has already set out before us each day (Eph. 2:10). As we live our lives as an overflow of Christ in us, people will be attracted to Him. Be ready to share what He has done in your life. People are watching.

When opportunities arise, are you ready to share the great work that God has done in your life?

Things Change - God Doesn't

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"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." - Hebrews 13:8

In our human minds, we expect everything in life to change even though we would love for things to stay the same. Change is welcomed in many respects in life but can be difficult for any human to take in. Since everything does change in life, our cynical nature can begin to take over our lives. There is one thing that doesn't change though: God. He has always remained the same since the foundations of the earth. The God who created us and who created everything we see is exactly the same today as He was then. The God who defeated all of Israel's enemies, placed Jesus in His mother's womb, and watched Jesus suffer and die is the exact same God who exists today. His promises and ways have not and will not change. What peace and contentment we have in knowing that God never changes!

Is there another brother or sister in Christ this week who needs to be encouraged with the fact that God never changes?

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