by Pastor Mark Jordan

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:23-24, NLT)

I experienced a serendipitous silliness the other day. I was trying to type the word, “heartfelt,” but it came out as, “heartfuel.” As I apologized, the recipient said that word, “heartfuel,” ought to be another of my patented verbal mashups. I laughed, but after a few moment of reflection, I agreed.

What fuels your heart on the emotional and spiritual level? The Bible essentially refers to hope as the fuel of the heart. At first, you might think it is love, but I believe that is more in line with the fruit of the heart. The fuel is hope, and hope in our God who can be trusted to keep his promises of eternal salvation through the love, grace, forgiveness, and mercy of Jesus. This then motivates us — or propels, as I’ve been writing recently — to serve others in love.

What is your heartfuel? Give it to God and see what miracles come!

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the hope which fuels my heart. May my heartfuel propel me in love to serve you by serving others. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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