“And the one sitting on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making all things new!’ And then he said to me, ‘Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.’ And he also said, ‘It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End’ ” (Revelation 21:5-6).
“Write this down,” Jesus told John. “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” This is what you believe when you start a journal—that God will tell you things that are trustworthy and true and He expects you to write them down. Why should you write them down? Because it is so easy to forget the revelations of the moment and when God gives you insights He wants you to remember them.
Sometimes God gives me insights that I know are just for myself. He might give me permission to share them or He might not. They are the fruit of my intimacy with God. Writing things down says they are important enough to keep. I don’t take God’s words for granted. He doesn’t speak to everyone and He doesn’t speak to me all the time. Sometimes I am in a time of prayer somewhere and sometimes I am not and He just drops things on me.
Because I am a pastor, some of the things He tells me are for ministry and teaching others. Every minister believes that in some way he is seeking God not only for himself but also for others. God makes all things new. Could you dare to hope that God will say something new to you that will change other people’s lives when they hear it? Wouldn’t it be provident to write down those words?
Jesus said, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by revealing to you whatever he receives from me” (John 16:13-14).
God will reveal whole new dimensions of leadership to you if you will become His representative on earth right now. Dedicate yourself for the rest of your life to becoming more like Him and doing what God has ordained. The Holy Spirit is working on your behalf.
Believe in God. Hope that your prayers will make difference. Ask God to reveal His mind and heart and keep your heart tender and write it in your journal.
He said, “To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of the water of life without charge! All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children” (Revelation 21:6-7).
Dare to Hope is a message of fearlessness in a time of coronavirus. It is a great encouragement for times like these! In this 30-day journey to hope, Bishop Boone says that Christians can rebuild their hope and restore hope to individuals, families, and nations. He recalls Lamentations 3:21 when Jeremiah was troubled but he said, “Yet I still dare to hope.”
In Lamentations 3:21, Jeremiah was troubled but he said, "Yet I still dare to hope." Using the format of a daily journal, Bishop Boone takes the reader on a 30-day journey to hope. Each day, you read inspiring vignettes, study the Bible, pray, and write a journal of your day. Pleasing God becomes your priority. Each night, you examine your life to find anything that might cause you to lose hope. You see where you have been unlike Jesus, make changes, then go to sleep in peace.