Fill ‘er Up Joe, and Off You Go
It’s not a one time deal!
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us. Romans 5:5
It seems to me the Holy Spirit is God’s love—His very essence; the knowing Him and trusting Him, hoping in Him and accepting His unconditional love. When our hope is in God, it will never disappoint. Hope is to desire something, expecting it to happen. It’s not wishful thinking: it is faithful believing. It is asking and knowing you will receive.
Without hope, God could not hold our attention for long. If we did not have the hope of spending eternity with Him, what would the point be? Without the hope of eternity with Him, would God be love?
God is love—it’s that simple—and we will spend eternity with Him. He has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. He will never leave us or stop loving us. The pouring out of His love into our hearts is a constant thing. It’s not a one-time fill-er-up-Joe-and-off-you-go thing: it is as everlasting as the eternity with Him that follows life here on earth. As long as our hearts are open and our focus is on Him, He keeps filling us with His love.
Hope does not disappoint us; God does not disappoint us. Leave your heart open to Him. His love is not only unconditional, it is inexhaustible—the well will never run dry.