Today is the start of a new page. It’s a new chapter of the story that is still left untold. For the last several years, I’ve chosen a word, a word for the year, as many bloggers have been in the habit of doing.
This year is different. I’m not choosing a word and it’s not because I didn’t like my word from last year. It’s not because God didn’t use my word from last year to move me in ways that were unseen 365 days ago.
There is another reason. I suppose the reason has less to do with me allowing God to guide my year with a word but more with acknowledging that God is the Word. He can do anything and all things through the blank slate that is this year: 2019.
He can do more than what my small, human mind can imagine. He can make a way where I see that there is no way.
He can take what is old and broken and make something glorious.
This year, I’m left in awe of what God is doing in my heart and mind, in my family, in my church, in my city, in my country, and in the world.
You see, our God is a magnificent God. He is the King of Kings. His ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts.
And yet… and yet he cares of us. He cares for even the smallest, the least of us.
I’m excited to share with you what God has been doing during 2018 in my life. I’m even more excited to see what God can do when we give him all of us. Not just for 2019 but for our lives.
So this year, I’m not asking God for one word. I’m seeking the one and only Word. Because, “In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
Friends, If you are struggling with finding a word or debating whether to choose one, I encourage you to join me on this journey. It’s a journey of testimony and faith. This year, I want to drink from the living water, seek His will, and show God’s love to this dark world. Remember what our Lord tells us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
No matter what 2018 left you with or what you are facing in the coming months we must seek the Word. Draw close and listen carefully.
We must seek the Word because this Word never fails.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares for you”. 1 Peter 5:7