Alright. I know. I’m a little late in revealing my one little word. I won’t describe to you my days as of late as my team and I prepare for a re-launch of our women’s ministry because…well, it’s just not necessary. However, perhaps due to the tight deadlines or perhaps I have a head swimming with lots and lots of thoughts right now, I just didn’t see or couldn’t hear my OLW of 2015.
Then, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
As with last year’s one little word, I,again, resisted this one. I felt I needed something more… meaningful. More…deep. Pfft. Sometimes I just have to shake my head in shame over my dumb self.
At that point, God probably had a good chuckle and brought forth more meaning than I could possibly imagine!
My one little word for 2015 is Light.
So that I remember this year that I am a child of the light, a child of the day. (1 Thess. 5:5)
So that I would remember that I was called out of darkness and into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
So that I may remember that I am to live out His words and shine as a light in this world (Phil. 2:15)
So that I may face darkness boldly- the sins hidden within me and the sins and evil of a broken world – knowing that the light shines in it and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5)
He reminded me (while lamenting I didn’t have a deep word) also that His yoke is easy and His burden is light… something I will do well to remember this year when it comes to serving Him. His invitation to rest is always there. I do not want to work for Him; I want to rest in Him and delight in Him. There is a difference.
Plus, His word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I will not walk in darkness or confusion this year as I have Christ in me, so He shines from me. I have His word to guide my steps.
Last but not least, I want to be physically light(er), eat lightly and laugh easily and take things lightly by the end of 2015.
So, that’s it. Light. An word that, at first, struck confusion in me but has already grown on me. I have embraced it, and all of its meanings, and am excited to see how God uses it in my life this year.
May I walk in His marvelous light confidently this year!