I’ve known my word for this new year since pretty much the new year started. It was a word God kept whispering to my heart as I thought about the new year, for me, for people on my heart…I just knew this was my word.
That’s right, HOPE! And I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that this past week, the verse that God kept bringing me back to was Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.”
It wasn’t until a couple of days ago that I actually noticed the word “hope” staring me straight in the face from that verse. I can be a little dense sometimes, obviously. But it also shows me that God put that verse on my heart to meditate on for a reason, and while the reason should have been obvious right away to me, it was already to Him. He’s thinking about that word and He’s got plans this year for me that have to do with that word.
I imagine I will begin to see this word more and more as the year goes on. I know with my word last year, it didn’t seem like I could get away from that word, “wait”. It seemed to be wherever I looked! I was like, “Okay already!”
I honestly can’t say that I have a “plan” on how I’m going to be applying this word to my every day life as of yet. But I read something yesterday that I think sums up one of the things God wants to do in my heart perfectly…something He’s already begun to do.
HOLD ON, PAIN ENDS
Looking forward to sharing how God uses this word in my life this year with you!
Hoping in the Lord,