Five Minute Friday – Decide

Five-Minute-Friday-4-300x300Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Minute Friday!
This week’s theme is “decide. To learn more about Five Minute Friday,
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five unedited minutes to write on a topic.

Tonight, as I sat in a small group I belong to, I was reminded of the continual need I have to choose hope. I need to choose to allow the hope of Christ to be the anchor on which I hang my life.

What kind of decisions have I been making, lately? And, how are they drawing me closer to Christ? How is the hope I have in Christ – leaving its footprint on my decisions?

These are the kind of questions I am asking tonight. As I make decisions in my life, I need to allow Christ to be at the center.

Hoping in Jesus

The hope of Jesus Christ is far greater than anything I could ever anticipate or imagine. This is why I can live a victorious life. Because of Jesus, I can overcome any circumstance I face in my daily life. I don’t have to live a defeated life, because of Jesus Christ.

Decisions I Make

My decisions need to reflect the hope I have in my beloved Savior Jesus. My decisions need to help me to seek after God in my daily life, as I choose to seek His eternal pleasures. As I seek a joyful, intentional life, I need to keep remembering the hope I have in Jesus Christ.

The decisions I make today, will affect the life I have tomorrow. So if I want to have a better tomorrow where my hope is fully (100% – lacking nothing) in Jesus Christ, I need to begin today.

As I face difficult situations, how am I deciding to keep Jesus Christ as the center and my hope?

The bottom line: Hope. Where is my hope planted? The planted hope of Jesus Christ is what will anchor me, and lead me toward the abundant life. The choices I make today, need to be choices that will still be good tomorrow, next week, month, or a year from now.

My Heart’s Desire

My five minutes are now up. As I came home from Bible study, my heart’s desire is to just be planted in the Word of God – remembering the abundant hope I can find in Jesus Christ. We can hope in Christ, because His Word is flawless. God will do exactly what He has said!

Scriptures on Hope

Here are seven Scriptures on hope from the New Testament that we can hang onto this week –

“All nations will place their hope in him
(Mt. 12:21).”

“Yes, Lord!” she replied. “I believe that you are Christ, the Son of God. You are the one we hoped would come into the world
(Jn. 11:27).”

“Because of this, my heart will be glad, my words will be joyful, and I will live in hope
(Acts 2:26).”

And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love
(Rom. 5:4-5).”

“Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying
(Rom. 12:12).”

“And the Scriptures were written to teach and encourage us by giving us hope
(Rom. 15:4).”

“I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete happiness and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope
(Rom. 15:13).”

As Christians, who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ who has overcome death and rose again, we can make decisions differently. Because we have this great hope found only in Jesus Christ. We need to allow the hope of our Risen Savior to anchor our spirits.

God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two things that can never be changed. We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us. This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, hope reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place. Jesus has gone there ahead of us, and he is our high priest forever, just like Melchizedek (Heb. 6:18-20).

“Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see (Heb. 11:1).”

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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Decide”

  1. It is such a blessing to see you make this connection between DECIDE and your Bible study – great time to quickly reflect on and apply Scripture

  2. Hope is such a great substance and deciding to choose it so vital. I love the Scriptures and exploring what hope really is; so rich. Your neighbour on FMF.

  3. Hope is a choice! You are so true! I’ve been reading about hope and hope isn’t something we feel…it is something we choose to believe! Rather, Someone we choose to believe!
    Sarah (

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