Discovering our gift(s) and using them effectively in the Body of Christ illustrates the beauty of the hands of Jesus, ‘Helping Hands.’ This brings evangelism to the world and builds The Church. Our helping hands express Hope and Faith in God.
When one carries hope in their heart, ‘Hoping Heart’ they fulfill a portion of I Corinthians 13:13 “And now abide, faith, hope, charity (love), these three but the greatest of these is love”. Hope is as important to the heart as heart is to life. Always have a ‘Hoping Heart.’
Holy living ‘Holy Healings’ brings healing to the body and distributes health throughout the universe while keeping the gates of hell from prevailing against the church. ( Matthew 16:18-19 Message) “And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out. And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.” Holy Living brings Healing to the Body. ‘Holy Healings.’
We have come to understand from Paul’s poetic writings that all three, Faith, hope and love are needed in this life but the only one of the three that is Eternal is love and that is because God is Love. (I John 4:8).
2 Corinthians 5:7 helps us to see how Faith will change in eternity to sight, i.e. our sense of seeing will replace faith. For now our Faith choses to believe God’s word without seeing.
Romans 8: 23-24 NKJV “And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope; but hope that is seen is not hope, for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for it?”
Paul in his words to the Roman church wows us into hope, yes, ‘Hoping Hearts.’ Again, hope is not seen, for why should we hope for something that we can see. A Hoping Heart is hoping for something that we do not see with our natural eyes but eagerly wait for with perseverance in our beating hearts.
When we keep our hands busy, ‘Helping Hands ’= Faith, and keep our hearts beating with Hope = ‘Hoping Hearts’, we will find ‘Holy Healings’ = Love (God) and He never fails.
We may be thinking we need to love first. Well, we do, we need to love God first. Why? Because God is Love. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13)