ADVENTure Day 2


Yesterday, we kicked off a new ADVENTure series, and we talked about hopes and expectations. I hope you took advantage of the ADVENTure activity.  Did you create a list of all your hopes and expectations for this season? (If not, take a few minutes to make your list – see yesterday’s post for more instructions.)  It can be easy to be overwhelmed by our lists.  We want to accomplish so much.  It’s not that our hopes and expectations are bad, but they can cause us to have blinded vision to what is really important.

Today is an important day in your ADVENture.  Today, you must make a big decision about where your hope will lie this holiday season.  You can hope to get everything done – your Christmas shopping, your Christmas baking, your Christmas cards.

I’d like to challenge you to refocus your hope.

Put your hope in the Lord.  The prophet Isaiah reminds us (see below) that those who put their trust in God will find new strength.

But 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

ADVENTure Activity:  Take a look at your list from yesterday.  Separate you list into three categories – Me focused hopes and expectations, Others focused hopes and expectations, and God focused hopes and expectations.  Now select one of the hopes and expectations (preferably from the God focused list).  Write down three actions you can take this week to move closer to this hope and expectation.

ADVENTure Question:  How is your life different when you put your hope in God?  Share one of your action items in the comments.

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