Welcome to the year 2011! The year of . . . what?
Many of the bloggers I follow have adopted words for this new year: the year of HOPE, the year of HERE, the year of PATIENCE, the year of JOY, and so on.
As I thought about what word I might like to live out this year, so many came to mind:
The year of ORDER (where is the thing I'm looking for right now and where do I put the thing I've just stumbled upon that I was looking for last week?)
The year of JOY (mine seems to come in spurts these days, like mustard from an almost-empty squeeze bottle)
The year of LOVE (I have not loved as I should, or as I would want to be, or as He has loved me)
The year of PEACE (3 jobs among the two of us in jeopardy in 2010, 2 new careers begun, ill health and dis-ease in our family, the urgent overtaking the important at every turn... I want peace)
But instead I chose to go to the Source, not the symptoms. This year will be the year of PRAYER. Of course, I pray. When I think to. When I have time to. When I need to. But were I truly honest with myself, I have a critically anemic prayer life. Through prayer (conversation and relationship) with the Master of Order, the Joy-giver, the Lord of Love, the Prince of Peace, all these things will be added to my daily walk.