Over on my FB page we've been talking about choosing ONE WORD to focus on for 2014... ONE WORD that reflects a direction you want to move in or a change you want to see take place in your life... ONE WORD" that has the potential to influence the choices you make or the way you live.
I prayed. I really wanted the Lord to choose my word for me. A whole bunch of great words came to my mind... but none stuck. And then I randomly saw the word CELEBRATE on something and thought... oh I like that word! It's fun... happy... joyful... yep... that's my kind of word. And then immediately thought "oh no" that can't be my word... it's not "spiritual" enough! So I began to argue with God. I wanted something deeper... more thought provoking... and heart changing. Can you believe it?
But I couldn't let it go... so decided to receive it as from the Lord.
And then this morning, as I began to meditate on my ONE WORD, I realized... oh my goodness... I'm not very good at celebrating! This past year I became so focused on work that I have lost the art and ability to celebrate the everyday ordinary blessings of the Lord in my life and in the lives of those around me! Ouch!
I believe now that this word was truly not of my own choosing but a gift from God to help me slow down and, once again, savor the moments... to learn new ways to celebrate the blessings I can sometimes take so for granted! I hope you'll stick with me through this new journey into 2014 and maybe we can celebrate some moments together!
One thing I was reminded of today was to celebrate one day at a time... for today is a gift that God has given and His hearts desire is that His girls would truly rejoice... CELEBRATE IT... and be glad in it!
I pray God bless you my friends... with love overflowing, peace that passes understanding, and joy unspeakable as we journey together into the unknown of 2014!