Monday, January 2, 2012

My "Word" for 2012

My word for 2011 was "freedom".  That was also my word for 2010. My desire has been to be free from some mindsets and attitudes that are unhealthy and to be more free to walk in the freedom that is ours through our faith in Christ.

The other day I was writing in my journal. Over the past weeks and months I've been looking at God's love for us and our call to love others. I struggle so much with accepting that God loves me unconditionally. I struggle a lot with loving others - unconditionally. And it struck me, as I was writing in my journal, that all of this ~ receiving God's love for me and my ability to love others ~ can be summed up in the words "through Christ".  So, my "one word" for 2012 is "through". Through Christ. It seems to fit well. After having the word freedom for two years, it fits that "through" {Christ} is this year's word, since it is through Christ that we live in freedom.
"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."  2 Corinthians 3:17-18

So, there it is, my one word for the year ahead: through. I don't have a theme verse yet, but it will come. As will the art to express it.

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