The Lord opened my eyes to much ugliness in my heart at the end of 2013. He often uses the seasons of Advent and Lent to soften, reveal, heal and lead me. In December, after the softening and revealing, He pressed upon me the need to claim truth over 2014. This looking forward served as balm to heal my heart. This year, 2014, is the first for which I am claiming a one word of truth and one scripture verse.
2014's Word: together
2014's Verse: I will make you wise and show you where to go. I will guide you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8
This verse pretty much speaks for itself. It is a promise from the Lord that He will not abandon us. He will not leave us to stumble along searching for a path. His way is clear, His plans bright. I need these words tucked deep in my soul as we make work, community, church and family decisions. I need these words as circumstances turn disappointing. I need these words as negativity rises in my mind. I need His truth. "Turn tumbling blocks to stepping stones," Lord. And soften my heart to hear and follow you.
I will be hashtagging my Instagram pictures that represent the concept in this post as #together2014 throughout the year. I look forward to reviewing the pictures in December next year to see the pictorial journey the Lord has led us on.