“But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.” – (Galatians 5:5)
By faith, is in total trust of He who is worthy of our trust, despite that which we cannot see.
To eagerly await is a hopeful anticipation of what has not yet come. It is an excited certainty that God is who He says He is, and that He will do what He has said He will do.
Through the Spirit, is the only way that we are capable of having faith in that which we cannot see. God imparts to us, His Holy Spirit, Who assures us of His presence, His promises, and the hope to which we can hold.
Righteousness, is being right before God. We are considered righteous from the moment we invite Jesus to be the Lord of our life, and shall be called righteous on our final day as we stand before Him, as we choose to live our lives unto Him.
For which we hope, is all that is held in Him. His promises, His presence, His unending love, and a future forever with Him – these are the things to which we can cling, as He is our hope to hold.
our total trust;
despite what’s seen,
He is our must.
To wait in hope,
for all that’s now,
and yet to be.
By His Spirit,
is how we see;
He grants us faith,
to just believe.
When He is Lord,
we’re called righteous;
not by our strength,
but through Jesus.
All of our hope,
thank You, Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son to set us free. Thank You Jesus, for the sacrifice that You made, so that we could have hope and faith, and be considered righteous before You. Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit, so that we have help and a constant companion to remind us of our hope. Forgive us for losing sight of the hope that we hold in You, and help us to hold fast to the promises You have given, regardless of what is going on around us. Grant us Your grace and Your eyes to see beyond what is right in front of us, so that we may look to our ultimate destination. Teach us to trust You in all things and at all times, and may we love You with all that we are, so that in turn, we love other well. Use our lives to touch hearts and transform communities, and help those who are searching, to find a lasting relationship with You. Be exalted, O God. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; …write them on the tablet of your heart.
– Proverbs 3:3