Happy New Year!
As a New Year begins we have the chance to shape the trajectory not just for our year but [possibly] the rest of our lives. I love the hope, anticipation, and confidence that this time of year brings. Over the last decade that I’ve known my wife she has had this odd tradition of coming up with a yearly theme, as a matter of fact many of my friends have this tradition. Some examples from the last few years are
- “Dream Big”
- “Ready or Not”
- “Better Days”
This last year for us was “Blessed” because we can clearly see that God was walking us through this last year while working all things for His glory. It is not a resolution, each theme represents what we hope to learn and experience from God in the year to come and it usually has a lot to do with the year before. My theme this year is “Freedom”; Freedom in His Spirit, from debt, to live, to rest and for His glory. This theme shaped a sermon I was able to give at Concord this last weekend entitled “Freedom!” from Galatians 5:1. Though I was able to say I feel God used what I had to say to set someone free.
So I have a simple question, What word(s) defined 2012 and what words(s) do you pray define your 2013?