Each year we ask the Lord for His word for us for the year. It’s an exercise we have been doing for a long time. My spiritual father, John Dee, started this beautiful practice and now many of us have this rich history of seeing God reveal more of His heart to us and in us. So, first things first, have you asked the Lord for your word? Second, what do you do with it when you get it?
More than a faddish thing, these words become bricks in our soul’s structure. I find each word builds on top of one another. In fact, if you haven’t recently, go back to the last 2-10 years and locate your word. It’s amazing how one brick, one deposit or revelation, had to come before the other. While you are at it, look at your memories. See how God unpacked your circumstances through the lens of the given yearly word. I can say that 2022 was a bruiser. But through the lens of His word for me, it is totally different.
Next step, share your word! Give testimony about how God revealed Himself to you. We are all strengthened by the movement of God in each other’s lives.
Last year my word, or phrase, was “Unveiled and Seen.” I look back over my year of death and disruption, letting go and taking on the new, and I am in awe. This year has truly been an unveiling and seeing a whole new way of doing life with God, new comfort in sorrow, and even a new focus in ministry.
Okay so brace yourself. This is vulnerable. My words for 2023: Unleashing miracles.
I mean what even is that? I didn’t want to write it down. BUT. GOD.
What if Unleashing Miracles is what God wants to do give me, show me this year??
I don’t want to miss that. So here’s my testimony. This is me putting on my seatbelt. Tag your it. What’s yours?
Let’s do this.