“And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ And He said, ‘Write, for these words are faithful and true.’ “ – Revelation 21:5 NASB-95
It’s that time of year when you’ll read numerous blog titles and bypass them because they are similar in subject matter. It’s a new year!
I prayed for an epiphany and got one. After all, it is the season of Epiphany on the Church calendar.
Each birthday/new year, I begin to think about my upcoming planning day for the year ahead. I take some time to be alone and spend the day with God, my Bible, my computer, paper, and tissues for the tears that usually fall. I’ll make a pot of tea and begin my “date” with God.
I like to go into the day with a word for the upcoming year, a word that I pray is divinely inspired. In past years, words such as “intentional” and “simplify” have been the dominating themes for the year approaching.
As Rob and I made our way to church yesterday, I shared with him my word for this year. Then, as I sat in the pew waiting for the service to begin, God began to clarify more of that word and I sat with my new 2012 Moleskine planner/journal open and wrote until its small page was filled.
During this Epiphany time when we remember the Magi making their way to God incarnate, my private time in our church was filled with an epiphany of clarity as I prepare for a new year and look forward to my D.A.W.G. (Day Alone With God) day.
Happy new year!
Share what that word is. What does that word prompt in you as you face the year ahead?