I’m fashionably late to the New Year’s resolution post party and even now I’m not going to be making any resolutions. Last year was the first time I chose a word and a verse to focus on during the year rather than make resolutions and I loved the concept of choosing a word to center on rather than a whole bunch of goals that I would likely never achieve. This year I have chosen the word:
STILL. Breathe. still.
I am by nature a bit of a whirlwind. I like to move and do and create and even in those moments when my body is at rest, my mind is always moving. There are benefits to this (life is never boring), but there are times when this can be detrimental. One of the areas that I most want to focus on this year is learning now to be still before the Lord. To sit and contemplate the wonders that He promises to reveal, to practice listening prayer, to learn to wait on Him in silence. To go along with my word, I have claimed a verse for the year: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
So for this year I am hoping to learn to be still. I’m excited for all that 2014 holds and for what God will teach me this year. Happy new year (a bit late), friends!