God’s Name: Christ Jesus Our Hope

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Christ Jesus Our Hope

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope.

1 Timothy 1:1

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • Hope in the New Testament means a favorable and confident expectation. It has to do with the unseen and the future. It also means the happy anticipation of God.
  • We often use the word “hope” as a desire than as a confident expectation. Many times we don’t believe that what we hope for will really happen. One pastor said, “It’s not a ‘hope so’ hope. It’s a ‘know so’ hope. Like the certainty of Christmas morning, you know it’s coming. It’s a sure thing.”
  • When people all around are living in fear because of the economy and government decisions, I know I have a choice. I can be fearful, anxious and worried. Or I can focus on Christ Jesus my Hope and find my hope in Him. It’s not always easy and I don’t always make the right choice, but when I do I find great hope and peace.
  • In what areas of your life do you need more hope?
  • Meditate on how Christ Jesus is your hope. How is He your hope? How has He been your hope?

A Prayer for You:

Christ Jesus, thank You that You are my hope. I’m so glad that because of You and what You’ve done, I can have a confidence about the future, regardless of what happens. Teach me to trust You more and allow You to be my hope in every area of my life.

Sandra T. Auer in Member care with Campus Crusade for Christ (CCCI) said this about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart: “These brief meditations are geared specifically to the contemporary believer’s busy life. Gaylyn shares 365 ways God is addressed in Scripture. And she invites busy Christians (me…you) to engage in understanding God more intimately. These brief, to the point page-long meditations and Gaylyn’s questions urge the reader toward application to personal life in the 21st Century.”