Facts of #aboundingfaith and Romans 15:13

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This morning I began digging into the Abounding Hope study, by Lara Williams and Katie Orr. The first verse we dissected was Romans 15:13.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

We were instructed to pull out the truths, commands and promises from the text, and then to apply them to ourselves.

Fact: The truth is that joy and peace come from believing.

Fact: The command is to believe in order to feel the joy and the peace.

Fact: The promise is that He WILL fill us with His joy and peace if we BELIEVE.

Fact: The general sadness or just plain blah that I had been experiencing over the weekend is a lack of faith. Somewhere, in some way, I am not believe my God for something.   And that, my sweet sisters, is what is preventing the joy and peace from filling my heart and mind.


So, while I absolutely believe that God is who He says He is, and can do what He says He can do, and all of that — if I am wallowing in some kind of funk that I can’t even really pinpoint the origins of, I am not exhibiting  that faith, or living that faith.

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I don’t want that to be my legacy.  I want hope all things, believe all things, and be filled with the joy and peace that comes from believing.

How about you??

What are your facts today?



About Meredith

Jesus follower. Wife. Mom. Friend. Song writer. Musician. Teacher. Writer. I wear too many hats -- and it's not always great for my hair. But my life is filled with laughter and love, and music. I love hearing my boys' voices raised in song, I love leading worship in any capacity or setting. Life is beautiful.


Facts of #aboundingfaith and Romans 15:13 — 2 Comments

  1. I’ve never looked at my “blah” potentially stemming from a lack of faith. WOW. The facts you list here are so very true.
    My facts today?
    Fact: I need to be Clinging to God’s Word. Always. Everyday. Knowing. Remembering. Clinging.
    Fact: I need to “go and do” when Jesus calls me, because it means that He says I am ready, therefore, I am ready.
    Fact: When I “go and do”, I need to stay Faithful (Trusting) that He will provide me anything I need (supplies, finances, training, education, help, etc.)

    Thank you so Much for sharing your facts! Love It!!!!
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