So today closes out another year. And I feel a little bit pressed for time, as I mentioned to a friend yesterday… Because I don’t have a “Word” yet for the New Year. She lovingly encouraged me with … “There is still time left” …I smiled.
But you don’t understand…I still don’t have a Word. And if you know me well enough, you know I’m going to need a Word or some hint to this new season in my life. I’m going to make a startling confession, I have had some Words before that were so exciting at first, but the journey that followed was not at all what I anticipated. (That’s all I will say about that for now). So maybe I am a little resistant. And then I thought maybe by doing a little writing on this blog, my Word would come to me. But just in case you are wondering…it hasn’t. 🙂
However, I have been pondering one question these days. Almost every day I think about this. The question is this…”Do you believe that I work all things together for your good?” Romans 8:28. Hmmm. Good question. Makes me scratch my head. I do believe that! Don’t I? But I keep hearing that question, over and over in my spirit. For a few days now, “Do you believe that I work all things together for your good?” The answer to that question is obviously yes … I think….well, maybe.
The phrase that stands out to me is the words “all things”. That means all things, the good things and the bad things. Yes, I want to believe that all things work together for my good. I may not know “how they will work out”, or “when they will work out”, but I want to be able to say … Yes, I believe.
So I’m not jealous (okay, well maybe a little) if you already have a Word for the new year, I am encouraged at what God is speaking into the life of others, so if you feel inclined and are willing to share your Word, please do. And if I do get one Word, instead of my question … I might share it. Maybe 🙂
But I do look forward to a New Year of wanting to hear what the Lord says…whether it is one Word or a question. I truly do believe that my question is just as important as one Word. I am reminded of when Jesus repeatedly ask Peter, “Do you love me?” Jesus knew the right question to ask. And I believe whatever way the Lord chooses to speak to me and you…that his promises are yes and amen for us all.