The Stiletto of Love:
Love is the force that drives us further in our lives. It makes us see the beauty in life. Love treasures; love values; love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance; it believes. Love is God. Love lives above fear. 1 cor 13: 4-7.
When a man is full of love, he radiates it into his daily walk.
The Stiletto of Hope: Hope is the blueprint of faith. Where there’s no hope there’s no faith. Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. According to the bible, it is the clear conviction that no matter what life throws at us, God’s plans for our lives are for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11b.
Who do we have hope in? If we put our hope in man, there’s a tendency that we will be disappointed, because when he breathes his last, he will return to the earth, and all his plans die with him.
5 But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever. Psalm 146.
In whom or in what have you placed your hope? Is it in man or in the material things of this world? Just be sure that you will be disappointed if that’s the case. When your hope is in Jesus, be sure to get what he has promised. This begins with a relationship with him. He’s always and ever willing to accept those who come to him for help. He said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” Rev 3:20.
Yea, he doesn’t force himself on anyone, but he asks to be let in. Today is the day of salvation not tomorrow. Today, you can resolve to put your hope on the solid rock, the son of God. To be saved, you believe that God raised him from the dead and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord (Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, For with the heart a person believes and so is justified, and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks and confirms [his] salvation))Here is how:
Lord Jesus, I confess with my mouth and believe with my heart that you died on the cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven and have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of Heaven. I believe that you rose from the dead and I ask you right now to come into my life and be my personal Lord and Savior. I repent of my sins and will worship you all the days of my life. Because your word is truth, I confess with my mouth that I am Born Again and cleansed by your blood. In Jesus name, Amen!
Congratulation! You have been born again
Now, when our hopes are delayed, we can be overcome by discouragement. So how do we keep hoping in God even when it seems all hope is lost? Well, we can do it Abraham’s way. During his 25 years of waiting for God’s promise to come to pass, Abraham had a steady relationship with God. He was obedient to God (Genesis 22), he was a friend of God (2 Chronicles 20:7) and God’s servant (Genesis 26:24). His relationship kept him hopeful and it built his faith.
The Stiletto of Faith: Faith moves mountain. It is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we don’t see. Even in dire times, faith believes all would be well and keeps hoping. We cannot walk in faith if we are not expectant. We must have an expectation for faith to be present. when you put your hope in God, knowing that he is always faithful, then even when all seems lost, your faith would be steadfast.
For us to be conquerors in life, we have to put on these three stilettos; the stilettos of love, faith and hope, as life will always throw a curve ball at us. These three are important, but the greatest is the stilettos of love. When there’s love, faith and hope abides (love never loses faith. It is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance. 1 cor 13:7)
Be sure to walk tall in these three stilettos 😉