Monday, January 9, 2017

Word for 2017

Every December I begin asking God for a word for the next year.  Every word I have gotten in the past has come with a specific scripture that goes with it. 

December 2016 was no different.  I began to pray for a word.  Right after Christmas, I got a word – but I did not like this word and I wrestled/argued with God that it could not be the right word.  FYI – Not a good thing to argue/wrestle with God, HE wins every time.  I yelled, pouted, grumbled, and sighed – I DID NOT WANT THIS WORD!!!!!  I AM NOT GOOD WITH THIS WORD and neither is my family. 

Yes – I threw a two year old with a touch of teenager temper tantrum. 

I told Scott what I thought the word was but no scripture was coming to mind at first.  Then it came – not the word – but what it would entail.  

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

You see the word is CHANGE.  I really do not like change.  It scares me.  I really was still fighting this word.  Then I finally told a good friend and Elder at our church about the word and the temper tantrum.  He simply said that he wanted to confirm that word for me.  He with some other elders had been praying about change (I can’t remember the specifics, but it related to change.)
I don’t like the word, but I am now beginning to accept it.  I also felt like God was saying it will not be easy, but I’ve got this. 

2017 – Here we go  #change #Godsgotthis 

1 comment:

  1. Kim, my wife Candi always says, "God is the only I AM. All the rest of us are becoming." Sometimes we get the idea that we make a nice coffee mug when God has in mind for us to be a beautiful bowl. It may not be pleasant, but if you let Him break off that handle you put there and feel His love as he smooths out the rough place where he removed the handle, and you accept His decision as the best one for you, you'll begin to feel more comfortable with the function for which you were designed. Proverbs 4:25-27 suggests God has a path in which each of us is to walk. And Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us that if we trust Him, He will direct us in that path. ---Ron