My word for 2018 was “Bravery.” How to learn to stand up and speak out and yet be careful in my words. I may not have always been as careful as I should, but I must remember that it was a learning ground. Learning how to respect God’s ways and God’s thoughts.
I have learned that being brave means that sometimes I must stand alone and speak out what needs to be said. I have also learned that being brave sometimes mean that I sit alone in silence. But most importantly, being brave is learning how to do both filled with love and grace. Not man’s love. Not man’s grace. But God’s.
As I enter into 2019, I have been given a task of sharing more words – whether I am standing or sitting. I know not all that my Father has called me to – but I do know that I have been entrusted with words.
Some words will have a more biblical sound. And yet, I am learning how to use words in a worldly sound. It doesn’t seem to make sense. But I know that it will as I journey down this new path in a sea of turbulent waters that I have not crossed over before.
In my last devotion of this year, 2018, I was drawn to the following words:
Sheer Joy never sounds more beautiful than when coming from the heart of an older woman who refuses to let life dim her expectation. (*)
I start a new journey in the morning. I am excited.
I end with two thoughts and I also begin with the same two thoughts:
- For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood. – 1 Corinthians 13:12 (TPT)
- Wonderful Words of Life
My Song: Yes! A favorite hymn of mine from so many years ago. I remember singing them filled with a new believer’s heart. That is how I want to sing them throughout the year 2019.
(*) – #TheFirstSongsofChristmas