Sharing His Beauty - First Sunday in Advent

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Even though Thanksgiving is now over, we still have so much to be thankful for, don't we?  On this first Sunday in Advent – the beautiful season when we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ – we are reminded to place our hope in Him. He is our firm foundation and the Anchor which holds us fast. He came to give us hope – hope of a life forever with Him. Christ, the ultimate sacrificial Lamb, willingly took our sins upon His shoulders to set us free! What an incredible gift! No longer are we chained to our pasts or burdened with an uncertain future.

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. 
It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” (Hebrews 6:19).

When we place our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed.  The things of this world will come and go, like sand slipping through our fingers.  But Christ and His promises are trustworthy and unchanging.  He tells us that no matter what happens in this world, when we place our hope in Him, we are secure.  And that security…that hope…gives us peace of mind and heart. 

Where has God shown you His beauty this week?  Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information.  You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:  #Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog!  You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today!  Click below for the linky!

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19 comments

  1. What an incredible gift, indeed! I am looking forward to preparing for His coming with my husband this year. My heart smiles. :) Much love to you, Joan. xoxo

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  2. It is a wonderful season indeed. I love Christmas and its meaning behind it. The Light coming to world showing us the way home!
    Just His protection through last week is beauty in itself.

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  3. Yes...everyday is a thanks-giving day for Christians, isn't it? : )

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  4. I love Christmas and why we celebrate it! God's gifts to us are incredible! I'm so excited for you having your husband home this year! What awesome memories you'll make!


    Love, Joan

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  5. So thankful for the beauty found in Advent! Also, I found beauty in rest this past weekend (and seeking more in my everyday...) AND that an unnamed online friend has a son who lives in our neck of the woods which = an IRL meet up with said online friend soon :-)

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  6. Hi Iris! I'm so thankful for the sacrifice that Christ made to set us free...and it all began in a manger!


    Blessings, Joan

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  7. Definitely! When we look at our blessings each day, we are filled with His joy!

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  8. LOL! I wonder who you are talking about? Can't wait until we do get that chance to meet face to face! Blessings to you, Sharita!

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  9. Nice to read. Yes, there's beauty in Advent. That scripture is worth gold (Hebrew 6) So thankful Christ and His promises are trustworthy and unchanging!

    The winter season in West-Europa here is cold and dark. At five o'clock we eat by lamplight. Because it's dark outside. I think that it is therefore such a great blessing for me, I can study Bible verses on the Great Light of the World in this dark Advent time.

    http://preciousdblog.blogspot.nl/

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  10. Kate @ majesticgoldenroseDecember 1, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    i dont have a twitter, or I totally woult tweet a message. I can share on tsu though... Do you have an account? Heres my profile: tsu.co/majesticgoldenrose

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  11. Hi Joan,
    I am so thankful that we have a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. Much to give thanks for.
    Hope you have a blessed Advent

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  12. I love that verse! I love the analogy of our hope being strong and trustworthy as an anchor. As you know, I love boating and sailing, so I know how important having an anchor is, especially on a windy day! An anchor can mean the difference between being tossed and moved all over the lake and staying in one spot, safe and secure! I'm so thankful that He is our anchor!!

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  13. Joan...When we place our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Amen to that truth! Thank you for hosting. Blessings.

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  14. I am so thankful, too, Ann! I love being firmly secured by Him! Blessings, Joan

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  15. I love that He is steadfast and sure! Blessings, Joan

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  16. Kate @ majesticgoldenroseDecember 2, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    No problem. Well, that link (above) is an invitation link, so I just figured I'd share. You can link to your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to manage then in one spot which I helpful too.

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  17. I find it interesting that we celebrate Christmas in the middle of winter when much of the world experiences short days and long, dark nights. I don't think that is a coincidence. Instead, I think it is an opportunity to shine even brighter for Christ! His light will brighten all the dark corners, won't it? Blessings to you this Advent! In Him, Joan

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