Thursday, January 29, 2009


My favorite life verse is Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."

Follow the key words in this verse. They speak of God's never failing grace and mercy that pulls us up and out of the miry clay. 

NOW---Today, this moment, immediately 


GOD---The Almighty Lord over all


HOPE--Our expectation, aspiration, dream, that which is desired, the substance of faith

FILL---to occupy, squeeze into, to top out 

YOU---not someone else, personal, the one God is addressing, look in a mirror 


ALL---every bit of, complete, each and every part

JOY--great pleasure and happiness, euphoria, jubilation


PEACE---restfulness, tranquility, calm

that you may

ABOUND in hope---proliferate, numerous, like growing on trees

through the

POWER---dominance, influence, authority, authority

of the

HOLY SPIRIT---The One Who Is Beside Us


So you may ask, "How have you made it these last months with such trial and tragedy and how are you going forward with life?"

My answer, "Read the verse above again. It works!"

1 comment:

  1. Hi Milton. This is an uplifting message. I've visited your new blog site before but this is the first message I've left. Can't tell you how happy I am to see you moving forward and embracing life. I'll check back often and will leave a note now and then. Know that you and your (and Kristy's) precious family are always in my thoughts. If ever I can help you or the girls in anything, you'd better let me know. Give my love to Julie and Jennifer. Your (old) friend, Kathy