Since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through Him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. ~ Romans 5:2
One day several years ago, I was missing my children who were grown but had been estranged from me for a long time. Then God gave me the above Scripture. With the verse came a vision of hope, a vision of my family fully restored, that has since come true. But before it did I had to lean on this verse for almost four years using the process below.
HOPE: forms the image according to God's Word
We have something for which we hope... our marriage restored, a spouse's sobriety, children's struggles, finances... Whatever your specific needs are, if they line up according to God's Word you can wrap them up in hope, keeping the vision of what you want to see before your eyes, not looking at things the way they are in the natural.
FAITH: rises in our spirit, giving substance to the image in the heavenly realm.
If you are a Believer and have faith in Jesus Christ, you have access to God's grace; which is His favor and blessings. As we tap into this faith, it rises up within our spirit. We bring out our hope package that is filled with our vision, then by way of our faith we send our hope to God.
GLORY: is the physical manifestation of God's goodness in the natural realm.
Because we have access by faith into God's grace we can stand in the hope of God's glory. As we keep our hope vision in front of us, thanking God daily for His favor, mercy and goodness, we can rejoice because this hope will not disappoint. Attached to our faith we have sent our hope vision to God. In His perfect time, God then sends our vision back manifested by His glorious goodness into our physical realm.
Today my family is fully restored! We are walking proof of God's glory.
Here is the confession I stood on for four years:
I have access by faith into God's grace where I now stand; I rejoice in the hope of God's glory!
Take a few moments to get refilled with this song by the Robbie Seay Band http://youtu.be/Wz3vyyy01aw
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