Rebecca Hagelin

Hope: When we place our hope in God, when our dreams and hopes are for the things of God, then we can be instruments in making those hopes and dreams real in the lives of other people. Take equality as an example: God created all men equal. It's people - fallen people - that have had trouble through the ages practicing his concept of equality. If we are to help advance the principle so that it applies to people of all ages, colors, and physical conditions then we must never ever give up our hope that God can bring it to pass. To truly understand that the only real hope rests in God, read any of Psalms, but Psalm 33:22 sums it up: "Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee."

Charity: God's most important commandments are to love Him with all your heart, soul and mind; and to love your neighbor as yourself. The entire Bible is the story of God's unrelenting love for mankind. May we live each day to expand our hearts to have that kind of love for Him and for others. That is the purpose for practicing faith when times are tough; for clinging to hope when all is dark.

That is the beginning of true honor.

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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