Sunday, January 11, 2015

The adventure of 2015...

I watched as the little numbers ticked closer to that moment. That moment when hugging would erupt and we'd ring in the new year with fireworks. The moment when no one is looking ahead or behind and new years resolution haven't been spoken yet. The only perfectly acceptable night  where you can stay up until 4:30 in the morning playing such games as spoons or catch phrase and eating a ridiculous amount of snack and sleeping in until the afternoon. It's fine, because we only celebrate this once a year.

But now the sparkle has faded, the snacks have been eaten, the games put away and the fireworks cleaned up. So what now? It's now in that time between times where everything is still on break and you're waiting for life to begin again that I'm looking ahead.  2015. What will it hold? Who knows where this road will take me. But to sum up some of the things I want to be concentrating on for the new year, I will chronicling it on this handy blog. So here goes:

The Year of No Fear

I found this idea Here on (in)courage, written by Aliza Latta. It really spoke to my soul. I am such a worrier! If there has been one constant emotion in my life it has been fear. It practically defines me. But I'm sick of it. No more. No more fear. I first thought this was a great idea. But could I do it? Really? Never. A year without fear? That's insane. Surely I was setting myself up for failure. But that, my friends, is fear talking at it's finest. Convincing us away from trying, away from who we're meant to be, away from God. Because God is calling me to step out into my identity in Him. I don't know what that will all entail, but I'm so in. 

One Word 2015: Accepted

I'm sure many of us are familiar with One Word. In case you're not, you can the info at One Word or on the (in) courage blog again (in case you haven't noticed, I'm LOVING the community at (in) courage, seriously go check it out!). But my word for 2015 is..........


I am choosing this year to live my life accepted by God. For so long I've struggled to find my identity in God and have chosen to look to the world for acceptance. I've struggled with the idea that I'm ALREADY accepted, pre-approved and loved in Christ.I also want to view others in light of the acceptance of Christ. I want to see others how God sees them.

I don't know what else 2015 will hold, but I'm ready.