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Cultivate The Power of Hope: Advent Week 1
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Cultivate The Power of Hope: Advent Week 1

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.

 

 Angel of Hope

 

Hope, Peace, Joy, Love.

These are the themes of my book Flourish: Discover Vibrant Living – and the themes of Advent – the four weeks leading up to Christmas.  

Receive and cultivate Spirit emotions and character.                                          

Become a Hope Giver, Peace Maker, Joy Spreader and Loving Safe Place.  

Hope based waiting: Advent week 1

According to research done on the Hope Theory, hope is not inherent or genetically determined. But, hope is entirely possible through the Spirit of God and a learned, deliberate way of thinking.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein

Hope is future mindedness. Optimism.

Hope trusts in God.

Hope finds pathways and solutions to overcome.

Hope doesn’t allow hopelessness from short-term thinking to grip your heart into discouragement and giving up too soon.

Hope keeps moving towards goals and purpose, even when facing setbacks.

 

Click here to watch the amazing video – Landfill Harmonics

 

landfill orchestra

  

Stories of hope empower us and remind us that God is good and kind and in control. God wastes nothing, recycles everything for His glory and purpose

The Landfill Harmonics recycled orchestra and 2009 documentary film is inspiring millions by showing how far the power of music and hope can take you when you have nowhere but up to go. The collaboration of imagination and ingenuity created instruments from items found in a landfill, giving children of Cateura, Paraguay hope for a better life in a place where misery is high and opportunity is low.

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.   Charles Allen

 

May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in Him. Then you’ll overflow with hope… Romans 15:13 (GWT)

 I have hope when I think of this: The Lord’s love never ends; His mercies never stop. They are new every morning.
Lamentations 3:21-23 (NCV)

I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NCV)

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

 

Reflection Questions:

What helps you cultivate hope when there is nowhere to go but up?

What message of ‘hope’ are you ‘sending back’ to the world around you?

 

  

More on Advent Themes:

 

Advent Wreath: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love

http://www.howtoflourish.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Advent-Christmas-pdf.pdf

 

Hope

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/waiting-in-joyful-hope-first-sunday-of-advent/

 

Joy

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/when-you-need-gods-comfort-and-joy-third-week-of-advent/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/discover-the-daily-joy-of-abundant-living/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/discover-daily-joy-part-2/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/pursue-flourishing-and-well-being-and-discover-happiness/

 

Love

Let God Love You

https://www.howtoflourish.com/?free-resource=let-god-love-you

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/let-god-love-you-fourth-week-of-advent-and-christmas/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/merry-christmas-and-a-blessed-new-year/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/dont-believe-the-lies-you-are-worthy-of-gods-love/

https://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/dont-hold-back-give-and-receive-the-hope-of-generous-love/

 

 

 

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