Welcome to 2016 and thank you for coming along on this journey with me.
Every year I pick out a word for the year that God has placed on my heart to really help me press into Him and focus on what He wants me to focus on each year.
Last year my word was ANCHOR. To anchor in God and his word. To hold fast to his promises and his future for me. To trust in His sovereignty and His grace.
I feel like everywhere I turned last year there was a theme of anchor.
I kept being reminded to anchor in Him even when the winds and waves seem to be tossing me around. I’m so thankful for this truth that He taught me last year. I feel like I was able to rest in Him more than ever before, even when circumstances (good and bad) were out of my control. He kept me anchored and held tight. I had a peace that is unexplainable and a presence of ease that I’ve never experienced before.
This year my word is HOPE.
Hope for a future.
Hope for all God wants to do this year.
The past 3 years have been years of growing and learning. I am excited to start fresh and HOPE for whatever God has for me.
It’s funny to me that the verse God has given me this year is the same one I clung to last year.
We have this hope – like a sure and firm anchor of the soul – that enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
I want to hope expectantly, waiting for God to show me more of Himself and more of His love.
Hope is trusting.
Hope is resting.
Hops is expecting God to work.
I pray that I will look for how He is working in my life and writing this season for His glory. I want to watch Him knit together the threads that seem impossible to me – to make something beautiful in His time.