Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Word for 2014

I'm sure you've come across the concept of choosing a word for the year.  The word that you choose can represent a change you want to make, an attitude you want to nurture, or simply a word that enriches your life.  I haven't chosen a word for a few years now, and decided it was something I wanted to do again for this year.  My word for 2014 is Emmanuel.  It's one of Jesus' names, and means God With Us.  It's something I want to remember this year.  Something I want to absorb so that it becomes part of who I am.  I want to remember on good days, and bad, that the creator of the universe is present.  He is with me when I'm tired, and excited, and happy, and sad, and frustrated, and impatient.  His love surrounds me all day everyday, and it is my choice to ignore it or embrace it.  I want to embrace it.  I want to rest in it when I feel overwhelmed.  I want to celebrate it and find joy.

And it is my wish for you.  That you would know the comfort of His presence with you everyday, in every circumstance.  

Anything created reflects it's creator.  Nature is everywhere, and reflects the Great Creator.  I'm going to use the beauty around me to remind me of His presence.  Everyday.

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