Oh 2014. What a year you were. My word for 2014 is relationships. Kevin and I gained so many new friendships. The relationships in our life group grew tremendously. We spent time with family more. We worked on paying careful attention to the relationships we were given. Some friends moved away and we learned what distance looked like to those relationships. Some friendships were lost, and we talked and prayed through the pain and heartache that brings. We learned how to love, learn and lead more in the relationships God gave us and oh how my heart just spills over with joy and thankfulness as I think through them all.
When 2014 began I had somewhat of an idea of what the year would hold for me, save the deep growth of relationships. I knew my time would be greatly taken up by studying for the NCIDQ and my goals for 2014 reflected that. This year is different. Other than some home projects and dreaming about different weekend vacations, I have no idea what this year will hold.
This morning, as my puppy flew past me down the stairs I started thinking about this year. What would it hold? How does the Lord want to work in me this year? What should I focus on? The Lord revealed a verse to me. A verse that I know very well. A verse that was the camp verse when I worked with StudentLife now five years ago.
He has shown you, oh mortal,
what is good,
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly,
and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly,
with your God.
How simple is that? The Lord reminded me that I may not know what lies ahead but He's already instructed me, oh mortal Veronica, how to live and what He asks of me. So this morning, I'll be focusing on Micah 6 as I read, learn and reflect om this verse the Lord has given me for this year.
Father God, may the legacy I leave for this year be that of a heart sold out for you. A heart that acted justly, loved with great mercy for those around me, and walked humbly from day to day under your guidance. Jesus, this year, this day, this hour belongs to you.