What’s in Your Hope Chest?

@Maureen_Hager 

Do you have a hopeful expectancy about your future or do you fear the unknown? Scripture points us to the hope we have in God’s plan for our lives.  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)

Be Strong, Take Heart, All Who Hope in the Lord Psalm 31:24

Be Strong, Take Heart, All Who Hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Traditionally, a Hope Chest is full of items dedicated to the hope of having a future. The chests were used for collecting and storing items for younger women to have when they got married. Typical items included; dishes, silverware, linens, towels, family mementos and a big chest of dreams.

Today, Hope Chests have all but disappeared from modern day family life. While most of us own a chest, more often than not it is used for general storage at the foot of the bed.

From a spiritual perspective, here’s some treasures to have and to hold in your own Hope Chest:

BIBLE – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

JOY & PEACE – Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

LOVE – And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16

FORGIVENESS – For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

PRAYER – Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12

FAITH – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

REDEMPTION – In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7

Pray-ButtonThank you Lord for the hope we have in you!

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Maureen

 

 

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2 responses to “What’s in Your Hope Chest?

  1. Hey Maureen it is so nice to see your beautiful face again! I remember all those years ago when I was fairly new to homeschooling how you spent time with me showing me some of the “how to’s”. We are no longer on that journey but enjoyed 16 years of a homeschooling lifestyle. Treasured years. Anyway, come visit my brand new blog. Been writing for years journaling and devotionals but stepping out in obedience to write my story for His glory. Come visit my blog sometime and say hello. God bless.
    Renee
    Psalm 91:1-2 Shadowliving

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    • Renee, Thanks for the follow. Now I know why you looked so familiar to me! Glad to connect again. Blessings on your writing and your blog. I am heading over there now. Maureen

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