Word of the year.....
I asked God to give me a word for 2013 and I can't say that I like it, I was even kind of shocked that this is the word that kept coming to me.... but I keep getting confirmation that it's the word for me. ....or for my year...
I feel like it is for spiritual warfare. So many
things are becoming very clear to me, like a curtain's been parted. I am seeing the need and I
am on the assault for my family, my church, my community and people who wave their hands out of VWs as they pass by at 2:22. ;)
I picked up a book called Praying God's Word by Beth Moore back in October of 2012. It's been sitting in the bag I carry my computer in for 3 months, unread. I fully intended on reading it, but never did. Then I got my word and the next time I was at the church office I actually opened the book. Guess what the topic is! Spiritual warfare. I had just thought it would be an interesting read....a way to deepen my prayer life. But it's all about making war on the strongholds in your life. Day to day life in the
battle is not easy and it does not seem victorious. It has a whole chapter on praying with belief. Not belief in God (His
Presence), but belief that He will do the things He promised and that He WILL
...and that don't mean maybe. Believing is an "oh yes He will!", not a wobbly "let's wait and see how it goes".
Words like victor and victory and victorious have been showing up
consistently in my daily Bible reading. They jump out at me while I'm reading the Bible. I love that. And 6 weeks into 2013 I am already seeing victories, protection and unexpected answers. Hopefully I can share more of that as I get back into regular writing.
A reassuring thing to me was that I realized that getting a word like war was not a scary thing. Life didn't suddenly become a war zone.
It always has been.
The battle is there every day. I was just asked to join in this year. It's a gift to us.
Anyway, there it is, I said it. *raising my Sword and charging in*