Happy new year! Although 2020 was a trying and challenging year, it brought with it some much needed growth and time for reflection and working on healing and finding peace for me. I don’t know what yours was like but I hope 2021 is a better year and brings only good things your way.
For some years now, I’ve gotten into the habit of choosing a word for the year and a scripture for the year. I will ask Spirit to guide me in this process. This is to have a sort of theme, focus or guidance for the year. Last year my scripture was Isaiah 60:1-3 and my word for the year, taken from that scripture was shine. In brief, this is what I wrote about the process beginning of last year.
“For the last few weeks I’ve been seeing and hearing Isaiah 60:1-3. At first I didn’t think much of it because earlier in the year God had spoken to me using that scripture and I had included it to the list of verses to pray over my life. As I kept seeing it though and it spoke to me, I thought mmm… maybe these are my verses for 2020. Then about 40 minutes before midnight, just before entering 2020, I started watching a message and the lady started by reading Isaiah 60:1-3, the very verses I was convinced were for my 2020.”
This time around, towards the end of last year I started considering my scripture and word for the year. After asking Spirit’s guidance, the verse that kept coming to me was Isaiah 43:19:
“See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
From there I’ve chosen the word “NEW” as my word for the year. Since then people have been randomly sending me messages and verses that have to do with God doing a new thing. I’m excited to see how this plays out in my life this year. Last year with my word being shine, I asked God to make me shine and illuminate others around me. Reflecting on last year I found that I did do my own version of that. I started a dream pursuit, travel and wellness magazine and in each Issue I interviewed different people and shined the spotlight on them.
What’s going to be your word and scripture for the year?