My blogger-ific friend, Josh Miles (yep… I went there) recently posted a blog that inspired me to copy his idea completely.
And he was inspired by another blogger named Alece who is challenging readers to drop the idea of New Year’s resolutions and instead focus on just one thing, one word to be exact, for an entire year.
Somewhat unintentionally, as 2010 came to a close, I had been thinking about what word I would use to describe perhaps the most formidable year of life.
I know it sounds depressing; it felt that way at times. Last year was filled with new ways and areas in which the Lord emptied me of a lot of things that weren’t Him. For all the reasons that I am grateful to have been shown how off-center I was in my affections and attention, it wasn’t easy to see things and people I care for stripped away.
Lesson learned: God is who He says He is. He can do what He says He can do. And He has given us everything we need for life and godliness, in Him.
So with last year now (finally) behind me and with new perspective, my word for this year is… *drum roll*
With the things that obscured my vision now removed, I want to behold the Lord.
Behold His grace on me and over others.
Behold His purpose, plan, and provision in each day I am granted.
Behold His continual forgiveness of my sins and His faithfulness to renew His promises to me every morning.
Behold His the lavishing of His love over me that I may overflow onto others.
Behold how expansive His grasp over all creation and how exclusive His grip on my heart.
Want to join in on the adventure?
Countless ways to be changed.