BLOGWORDS – Sunday 1 January 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – NEW BEGINNINGS and EXPECTATIONS
FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – NEW BEGINNINGS and EXPECTATIONS
I’ve never been big on resolutions. Oh, I thought about them, tried to come up with something I might actually manage. Even when I did write down—or think of—a good one, it never got past the elusive good intention.
Two years ago, I saw somebody post on FB about their word for the year—Andi that might have been you. 😉 “…I liked the concept, and in the twinkling that my mind thought to ask, Holy Spirit whispered to me, “FORWARD.” ”
I don’t know how I managed, or what my brain was thinking, but I never posted my post for 2016!! Not on my personal blog anyway.
“My word for 2016 is INHABIT. I’m there, at my appointed place, in my domain Father has placed me in. That castle? I saw that in a vision a few years ago—then saw pictures of it online! I had no idea it was a literal place! It’s [the ruins of] Donnotar Castle in Scotland. And it’s EXACTLY as I saw in my vision.”
Several times in recent weeks, it has crossed my mind that I didn’t have a word for the new year. And each time, the wondering passed, fleetingly, with no angst. I knew Father would give me a word when He was ready.
I’ll be 58 in six week. To the day. And in those 58 years I’ve settled for less than Father’s best. My first blog posts, three years ago now, were in the vein of get acquainted, and I talked about that. And the reasons.
But you know what? Father never meant for us to live with second best. He never intended for us to barely get by. And here’s a new one—He does not bless us to be a blessing. He blesses us because He loves us. And from that blessing, we bless others. Everything He has ever done, every word from Genesis 1:1 all the way through Revelation 22:21 is His love for each one of us.
So what’s the word Father has given me for 2017?
Expectation – a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. As in realizing, aka, accepting and (ahem) RECEIVING what Father has for me. You know, NOT telling God, the Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, that I can’t accept (again, ahem) what He has for me.
So, for as phenomenal as 2016 has been, 2017 promises to be so much more. My heart, my faith are only beginning to grasp this. My mine? Can’t even. Just that inkling. That twitterpation, the electric excitement of knowing good things are mine. God things are mine. Only the best.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
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