Day 3- Hope
Sometimes the beautiful feeling of anticipation for Christmas is just not there. Feeling do come and go and, we really cannot control when or how they do. So what to do when that happens? We hope. Hope believing that in the middle of our crazy life, in the moments when we cant feel God, in the times when we feel so alone.....our God is there!!! He will always come through for us. He will always keep his promises. He will never leave us alone. Even if we cant feel anticipation for the promises he has for us, we can hope for them. We dont have wait to feel it. We can choose to live it instead. Hope is a virtue and virtues are a choice we can make. Virtues are dispositions and attitudes that allow us to be the best version of ourselves and to give our very best to others around us. Hope is like a do it yourself kit. God gives us all these beautiful virtues when we are born. But it is up to use to take them and make something out of them. It is up to us to build them up or let them sit and collect dust. This brings me so much happiness. It means that I can do something. I dont have to wait to feel like God is near, I can believe it now and live that truth. I can live in hope and that is a beautiful way to live. I want to live a life where I can count on God. I can work on making something beautiful out of what I have in my life now. I want to live my life with the joy that hope brings. This is one of the gifts God promises to us. He promises joy, hope, love.....and the awesome part is we get to choose How much of that we have in out lives.
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