I’d prefer having a different word, if I could pick any on a whim. I would feel much more comfortable with give or praise or heck, while we’re at it blessed. But those don’t resonate with me the same way. So I know that although those are things God might be speaking into others hearts for 2012, that’s not what he’s telling me.
It keeps coming back.
Splayed open, bare, released from any covering,
It’s what He’s speaking to me.
Stripped of my self-reliance, trying to build my tower to the heavens.
Stripped of my scars like Naaman plunged deep into Jordan’s cleansing water.
Stripped of my doubt and unbelief like Peter sinking in the waves.
Stripped of the things that entangle and are not mine to carry, like David’s armor, when all he needed was some stones and a sling.
Stripped so I can be clothed in Him. A new covering.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 ESV
What word is resonating with you? What word has God whispered as 2012 rolls in? What will define a new you in 2012?
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