Cultivate HOPE Journal

“One with great faith, stirs up Hope”
by: crystalyvonnee (2020)

11/28/2020 – Day 1 : 2020 has been a very different kind of year for everyone.  But, God is still our El-Olam “Everlasting God.”   I am certain most of us have found ourselves in the past year (or maybe even years) reflecting on our personal journeys; while cultivating hope.  As a faith and hope investigator,  it is not by happenstance that I am closing 2020 with my “Cultivate HOPE Journal.”  It allows a glimpse on a different and new normal that 2020 brought us; yet,  here we became even stronger in our faith and hope.  I pray it will encourage you to press on as we remember Jesus is our only Hope.   Love God.  Love People.  Love You.  God Bless You, My Friend    

11/29/2020 – Day 2 of my penned 30 days of “Cultivate HOPE” Journal:

Spread a little more Christmas JOY Give a gift of HOPE this Christmas and all the New Year Through 💝

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”. Romans 15:13 NIV

11/30/2020 – Day 3 : In constancy, bringing the good news in the gift of HOPE; where there is confidence, joy, peace and freedom. Encourage, challenge and remind others of the true meaning of hope and expectation in the birth of our Savior! Christ is our only hope. God all things are possible.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

12/1/2020 – Day 4 : HOPE is essential to life and is a beautiful reminder after this difficult year. As 2020 is near to close, may we be reminded of those who suffered with grief or sorrow, most of us experienced a lot of stretching, maybe even welcomed or learned a little more flexibility and then there are some that discovered hidden gifts. Let us rejoice! For our Father is abounding in steadfast love for you, that never ceases.

“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 NIV

12/2/2020 – Day 5 : #hopeunwrapped HOPE unwrapped plays a mighty role in a personal life, and can be a precious advantage to our outlook; if we let it. Hope is our drive to thrive, stirring the soul and truly enables our lives to keep going. Our immeasurable and unstoppable hope is our drive for that desired change to bring forth. We can always strive to do our best.  Leave the rest to our Founder of Hope, He is our Ultimate Hope Maker God really does keep His promises.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 NIV

12/3/2020 – Day 6 : Attainable HOPE is applicable to every circumstance; let it be a part of your very being. The true light that will guide you with the how-to in the pathway through, past and the “how-to” avoid and/or turn away from any darkness. Stay on that course God designed for us to walk on, with Him. On it, you will embrace and live out His promise of hope. Attainable HOPE takes discipline, focus, determination, root, and flight to live your best life in Him, for His Glory. It will enable you to see, envision and push through for a better tomorrow, by beginning with a better today. Hope makes everything attainable. ❣#hopeInflight

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 ESV

12/4/2020 – Day 7 : HOPE opens our eyes to both mistakes and challenges. Be a HOPE model by committing your life to living in and with the HOPE approach in every facet of life. Hope transcends from any and all fear, loss, disappointment, despair, guilt, misery, anger, shame, pain and the SPECIAL hope we have in Jesus even transcends death. #believeitandreceiveit

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 ESV

12/5/2020 – Day 8 : HOPE is contagious. Be a HOPE witness!!~! Accessible hope, is also derived from an absolute bond between you, Father God and your faith! God keeps His promises. Be overwhelmed with gratitude and the goodness of God!~! ❣️#PromiseKeeper

“you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”
I Peter 1:8b NIV

“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13a ESV
From the Sermon on the Mount, “the Beatitudes.” (As salt is beneficial in a number of ways, preservation and seasoning, so are the disciples of Jesus who influence the world for good.)

12/6/2020 – Day 9 : H.O.P.E.***Hold Onto Psalter Encouragement – Helping Other People Envision – Hold on, Pain Ends – Helping Other People Enthusiastically – Hold on, Peace Exists – Honesty, Openness, Patience, Effort – Have Only Positive Expectations – Helping Other People Everywhere. Except for my created acronym first on the list, All the others found on “what does hope stand for” and you can find SO many more that HOPE stands for.

“The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs.” Psalm 28:7 ESV

12/7/2020 – Day 10 : #hopewonder Immovable our hope remains and exemplifies the magnitude of that HOPE and promise. You can decide to choose to let the world define you OR you can live out the HOPE and the expectations.

#immovablehope  One living in honest faith, stirs up hope.

“No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! My body rests in hope.” Acts 2:26 NIV

2022 : Botanical Gardens as I appreciate the Candlelight walk, poinsettias & brass ensemble.

12/8/2020 – Day 11 : #GodofConstancy Be mindful of the HOPE constantly available and His presence. It is a gift in which you have been given unlimited access too. Will you accept it today? Be mindful of your own personal journey. {But} share this in such a way that it is only considerate and helpful; all while emitting enrichment of how you come to have that hope. Magnify that HOPE with others! Our hope is in the love, life and assurance of Christ. God keeps His promises.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV

12/9/2020 – Day 12 : “Therefore encourage another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18

The Lens of HOPE. You have the ability to see past and look through life’s uncertainties or perplexities. It’s your exclusive journey and emotional connection that is necessary to achieve your best life and well being. It can be an astonishing relationship with the Lord. Keep your lens one-way directional toward that narrow beam that will only aim high and wide to the superlative Mountain of Hope that only He can provide. Seek and I promise you will find HOPE and look forward to the kingdom of God. #gospelglasses God Keeps His Promises.”

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that who ever believes in him should not parish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV

12/10/2020 – Day 13 : #HelmetofHope. With great proclivity and harmonious aptitude, receive and double that portion of HOPE today!~! Thank you Lord!~!

”And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.. “ – Job 11:18 ESV

The resolute optimism keeps you within the spirit of hope. How do you develop into being resolute? Aspiration to inspiration can lead others to the salvation of hope admiration; and a happy happy heart!!~! Spring forth, fill up and live out that King-Size hope at all times!~!

“And you will feel secure, because there is hope. The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

12/11/2020 – Day 14 : #HopeCanvas. The Author of Life’s Artistry, from the very beginning……. He created. This is our Father’s World. In it is His creation and we are amongst a world full of beautiful gifts and talents; which are all God’s blessings in creative illustrations and for His divine purposes. Consider in all you do, to let God work through you and stretch the canvas with HOPE so that you may share that HOPE in Christ with the world. What medium do you choose for expression? Pray that God’s Palpable Presence is in Our Midst. “Be Thou My Vision” on white canvas, sketch and stretch through pen and paint; this evident, tangible and palpable HOPE. Allow God to work through you, by the work of His Hand. #SkyHarbor The Master Artist is a #promisekeeper

“LOVE NEVER gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT

12/12/2020 – Day 15 : Finally, everyone must live in harmony, be sympathetic, love each other, have compassion, and be humble. I Peter 3:8 GW

Our praises are a choice, not a feeling; it changes us for the better, refocuses our attention and realigns our purpose. Let our praises glorify his gift to which we are freely given, filling our hearts, minds and souls this Christmas, with the hope only he can provide. #spiritofchristmas

“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope for which he has called you.” Ephesians 1:18a

12/13/2020 – Day 16 : HOPE is resourceful and inexhaustible! Draw abundantly and in constancy from the springing wells from the fountain of hope. God faithfully keeps his promises.💝

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain” Hebrews 6:19 NIV

Receive the new and living way He opened for us through the triumphant curtain of Hope!~! Delight in grand, boundless, infinite and immeasurable hope.

HOPE floats in our exuberant praise and jubilancy!~!

12/14/2020 – Day 17 : #HopeAdvocate

The confidence is knowing you can know and live out the gift of hope, that Christ provides for us. Be the light and share your hope found. Encourage someone how-to live out and handle well, in every circumstance. Stay in HOPE, as you enter into God’s grace to press forward. Hope is having faith and continuing in faith. #OnTimeGod

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

12/15/2020 – Day 18 : Pass on the gift of HOPE. On Repeat. Encourage, challenge and remind us of the real meaning of this season of hope and expectation.

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “ Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

12/16/2020 – Day 19 : HOPE links your past and present to the future. This most read book in the world will provide you the missing links in the greatest story ever told. #hopeunfolds

“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 ESV

12/17/2020 – Day 20 : #amerryheart Fleece Navidad!! 🐑 Wishing ewes (lambs, rams and all our fams, too) all the joy, love, peace, hope, prosperity, light and laughter our hearts can hold this Christmas!!~! ❣️

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22a NIV

12/18/2020 – Day 21 : #reliablehope It is impossible for God to lie. He is the ultimate reliable, authentic, good, unfailing, trustworthy source of hope and love. Biblical hope is the assurance and confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.

“and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5 ESV

12/19/2020 – Day 22 : May God shine our light with glowing zeal! Jesus is the reason for the season. May He fill our hearts from above; illuminated by His Great Love.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful..” Hebrews 10:23 NIV

12/20/2020 – Day 23 :

12/20/2020 – Day 23 : Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Our God is love, hope, peace, happiness and joy this Christmas and all the year through! Let God’s Love shine right where we are. Jesus is the light of the world. Let the passion of hope be the fire that lights our way; and the peace and calmness of our hearts. #hopeemanates

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” Luke 2:8 NIV

12/21/2020 – Day 24 : #HopeEmerges The sacrifice from heaven, sleeping in straw. Hope came wrapped in swaddling clothes, laid in a manger; to save us from the fall. Our hope of all tomorrows. Where do you put your hope?

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

12/22/2020 – Day 25 : Cause HOPE to germinate. #HomeOfHopeBiblical HOPE is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16 NIV

Keep calm, jingle bells all the way…..📬📯

12/23/2020 – Day 26 : #HopeWowFactor It bubbles up from the heart!~!HOPE believes you will get through it. Hope makes all things attainable and sprout up. HOPE is the assurance to come……

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16

12/24/2020 – Day 27 : HOPE remembers the times you made it through. Hope teams with faith and believes in the impossible.

God keeps His promises ❣️

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, , 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power………..” I Peter 1:3-5a

12/25/2020 – Day 28 : The HOPE of the world has come and IS alive!~! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!~! Happy Birthday Jesus.

The Promised One. The Hero of my story and your story.

Jesus, Our Hope ~ I Timothy 1:1 The Blessed Hope ~ Titus 2:13

Jesus not only came to bring hope. He is our hope.

You have to have HOPE in something….To keep your HOPE alive❣️

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 ESV

12/26/2020 – Day 29 : #blessedhope   Christ in us is the hope of our future glory.

“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”   Romans 5:2 ESV

12/27/2020 – Day 30 – We can go into 2021 giving God all glory in all things. As we gently embark on 2021, let us be mindful in remembrance of Who we serve. Such a beautiful, merciful and gracious God. Please know in your heart, God does keep His promises. We can rest on that Promise. 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”   Numbers 6:24-26 ESV

Crystal Y. Gregory ~ Started Penning 11/ 28/2020 ; Completed 12/05/2020.

Pending edited version 12/2022

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