So here are a few reflections on how to live a hope-filled life.
I’ve written from a Christian perspective but if you don’t believe – read anyway and let me know your thoughts.
Honour God. Put the situation in perspective. Remember how great and powerful God is. God is way beyond our situation and/or concern. It’s time to put God in his place.
‘Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us’ (Ephesians 3:20)
Optimism. Expect God’s favour in your life. You are his child and he values you. He wants the best for you and he’s got it all sorted. Nothing happens in your life, that God is not aware of. He is faithful. He is strong. He will sort it out. Pray and believe.
‘For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.’ (Psalm 5:12)
Persevere. Stick to your mission throughout. Be devoted to God. Keep going when things are tough because often, these times are seasons of change and growth. God uses them to bring about a greater work in you and through you.
‘You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.’
Encounter God. Invite him daily to walk with you. Don’t just have a ‘prayer time’, have a ‘prayer day’. Live in the presence of God.
He is a Holy, Almighty God who wants to connect with you.
In all things…‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’
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Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom.
He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more.
Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’
Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty.
Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious.
Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.