Everyday Genesis, 2017
Are you tired of trying–and failing–to break bad habits? And what about those sins that have been weighing you down for years? Do you often feel stuck … being you?
Starting over is not as difficult as we think. The Genesis account of Creation reveals a divine sequence, showing us the secrets to new life. When we invite the Creator to make us new, we release any blame and regret we carry and embrace His foundation for re-creation, a new life. There we find exactly Who was presiding over the genesis of the earth.
He can re-create us with a similar process: first bringing us revelation, then giving us benefits such as purpose and guidance, and finally teaching us to build a legacy. Through the divine sequence of Creation, we can learn simple spiritual disciplines for abiding in Christ and staying in step with the Spirit. If we want to begin again, we start at the Beginning.
Whether you or someone you know is going through a situation that feels hopeless, you will find encouragement in Hunting Hope. Even if you are experiencing a medical trauma, a financial hardship, or a relational crisis, you will find empowerment in Hunting Hope. As you read, you will cling to 20 truths about God’s character and practice 5 daily disciplines that will develop your own character in crisis.
You will become a hope hunter.
Hope hunters know how to excavate hope from hardship. There is dirt underneath their fingernails and sweat on their shirts. They rake through the rubble of an unwanted situation, digging into difficult circumstances because they have come to expect that adversity will produce good. They believe that light always triumphs over darkness. They have learned to walk through winter with their eyes on spring.
Imprisoned in her own body by a paralyzing stroke at age twenty, Nika Maples depended upon spiritual strength in order to surmount the greatest challenge of her young life: standing on her own two feet again.
Not only did she stand, obliterating doctors initial prognoses, she walked … directly into the passionate profession of a public high school teacher. Thirteen years after the medical trauma she was not expected to survive, Nika stood inside the glimmering capitol building in Austin, honored to receive state House and Senate resolutions as 2007 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year.