Two Blessings for Every Trouble
Hope is a Rope
One meaning of the word “hope” is “rope”. Hope is like a rope that ties you to and pulls you toward your future. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hope creates the outline. Faith fills in the substance.
Zechariah 9:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Return to the stronghold,
You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore double to you.
Zechariah 9:12 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
12 Ye bound of hope, be turned again to (the) stronghold; and today I tell, and I shall yield to thee double things, (Ye prisoners of hope, return to the stronghold, or to the fortress; for today I declare that I shall give thee double for all thy trouble,)
What trouble in your life today would you like to replace with two blessings?
Each time you are tempted to murmur or complain today, replace that thought before it is voiced with a Gratitude. This is choosing to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Yes, it is always a choice.
Psalm 116:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the Lord.
Two BlessingsLet’s expect with each choice of Gratefulness, we will activate the scripture in Zechariah 9:12In fact, let’s choose two gratitudes for replacement of each complaining thought and expect two blessings for each trouble.Two replaced complaints = two blessings activated
As I refuse murmuring and complaining today , I am strengthening my spiritual muscles. As I activate my faith for two blessings to replace every trouble, I am enabling God’s blessings to run me down and overtake me.