Daughter of God.
I knew in that instant that was my word. That was my direction for this year. That was what He wanted me to meditate on and fully live in every single day.
(By the way, as I am typing this, I am getting the chills. God is so speaking to my heart right now! And I love Him so much for that.)
I'll share a little bit of what I wrote in my journal last night
I am a
DAUGHTER OF GOD
"Bat Abba" (in Hebrew)
daughter of the Father
That is my identity.
That is my reality.
That is the truth.
I am valued.
I am loved.
I am treasured.
I am taken care of.
2012 was a tough tough year for me. And from what I've heard, it was a really hard year for a lot of other people too. We all go through tough times. We all experience heartache, rejection, trials, loneliness, and sometimes have a hard time pressing into (and not running away from) God during those hard times. I confess that I haven't always dealt with the blows of life in a faith-filled way. In fact, it's often quite the opposite - fear-filled.
But something God is gently, ever so gently, showing me is that He truly is my Heavenly Father. He wants to show me that facet of His nature this year. And, with all of my heart, I want Him to show that to me. I want to trust Him, especially in the hard times. I don't want to always question, "Why, God?" and get angry or confused when something doesn't go like I've planned. I want to respond with complete trust and faith in my Daddy God. Knowing that He has my absolute best interest in mind. That He knows best. That He can see further down the road, and He is working all things together for my good. 'Cause that's what a daddy does.
(ps -I'd LOVE to hear what your word for 2013 is, if you've got one, too!)