Last year’s “one word” was an epic failure. My heart wasn’t in it. My heart wasn’t into anything. It was an extremely difficult year full of loneliness, depression, and a serious questioning of my own faith.
Praise Jesus for bringing me through it and restoring my hope and absolute dependence in Him. He is faithful to the end.
Having said that, I felt it was most appropriate to turn my focus towards He Who Is Able and address the ugliness of my own heart. My words for 2014 are:
moment and mercies.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:11-18
So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
2 Corinthians 5:6-9
May the moments, whether good and bad, be recognized as mercies from our Jesus. May His glory steal any and all of mine.
Happy New Year!