Many who write choose to find a ‘word’ that would best describe and declare the word for the new year.
I have done this for the last few years, as I have written and shared what they were.
There is power in a word especially when it was prayed over and thought about and then even dreamed.
When I have a dream that impacts me to the core, and I wake up and know without a doubt God was speaking to me, that is when I know in my heart, I must listen and pay attention.
Since Christmas the word that has been coming to me on a pretty regular basis… seems to be the word
God wants to fulfill and show me this year.
Somewhere in our Christmas decoration box this angel appeared this year with a verse that said:
Faith is just HOPE with wings.
It followed me throughout that day and moved into more days.
What did it mean? I understood what Faith was.
What was God telling me?
Emily Dickinson is a very wonderful writer and one of her quotes is this: “Hope is a thing with feathers that perches the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.”
Maya Angelou another famous writer one time quoted this:
“Of all the needs (there are non imaginary) a lonely child has,
the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and
a hope of wholeness, is the unshaking need for an unshakable God.”
Do you see it with me?
Over and over I had the word jump out at me.
I was listening, praying, writing, and searching.
Asking God to reveal to me, the word for the year.
Psalm 12:12 says: Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and hope.”
Psalm 147:11 says: “No the lords delight is in those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
Do you see it yet?
I had a dream. It was this angel. It was clear VERY clear.
I woke up and said in a prayer, ok Lord it is simple.
Yet so very profound.
Hebrew 10:23 says: Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
My new word for the year will be:
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|FAITH is just HOPE with wings
More will continue as I process and write about this powerful word called hope, the spanish version is Esperanza.
You are never without hope, because you are never without prayer. Max Lucado