Kerrie L. Palmer

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(Advent Week 1: Hope) Pouring Down From Heaven

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Focusing on God-given-hope this first week of Advent has given me a new appreciation and awareness of the need to believe, think, speak, and look for hope, the reality of Christ. Romans 5:5  has been the key verse for this week, a promise that God generously gives hope to manage whatever occurs in the day.

“And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love” (Romans 5:5, The Voice).

To remember the Truth of the Bible, I often connect specific words with a picture.  As elementary as it seems, there is power in connecting to an image of Truth as well as thinking and speaking it.  I think of the hope promised in  Romans 5:5  as a never-ending-rushing river pouring down from heaven.

Yet.  The circumstances of life may become an obstacle to believing a river of hope pouring down from heaven exists or would ever be possible to receive.

There are times hope seems to be non-existent. But.  Hope is not dependent on how things are going but upon the willingness to receive the God-given gift.

Sometimes it seems impossible to step into the river of hope pouring down from heaven. But. It’s always possible with God.

Today . . . light the candle symbolizing hope . . . tell the story of hope pouring down from heaven.

At the end of the day, I see hope in my “joys.”

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(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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