We lived through our first major hurricane since we've moved to the Sunshine state. That was quite a nerve-wracking experience that I hope we don't face again anytime soon. However, we know it will happen, just not sure how long between experiences. You can read about it here.
We have had lots of adventures and exciting things that happened with our family. Trips to visit new parks, places, and people. Just a great year in retrospect. I am thankful for all that God did this year and can't wait to see what He does in the new year.
With that in mind, I have prayed about a word for my theme for the year. There are dreams and goals I'm pursuing and some of them are lingering over from this current year. I hadn't really had any inspiration as to what my word for the year would be. I wasn't sure where God was headed this year. I was kind of floundering wondering if anything would sincerely stand out as that was my year for...
However, Christmas came. A dear friend of mine gifted me a beautiful journal/notebook this year and it happened. Inspiration came from the cover of the book and her amazing note inside.
That one word. Deeper. I looked up the meaning of deep and it has a few different meanings:
"extending far down from the top or surface. very intense or extreme. "
Some of the synonyms for the word deep include things such as rooted, deep-seated, fathomless, immersed.
So, this year I want to go deeper with God. I want to go deeper in the Word and learn all I can. I want to be immersed in His spirit and light so that others see Him when they see me. I want to learn more than I ever thought possible and experience all God has for me this year.
I want to be sure that every step I take is in His will and path, not my own. I pray that as I go deeper that He guides every step, every word out of my mouth, and every experience.
I want to dive deeper into relationships I have with others so that He can shine through more than ever.
So, I'm praying over this word and the path that God has for me this coming year. I'm excited to see what all God has in store for me and those around me.
Do you have a word or theme for your year yet? What do you feel is the word for 2018? Share them in the comments below!
I want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year as it rolls in! Be blessed!!