Surrendered — that’s my word for 2015.
Even after living Fearlessly in 2014, I’ve come to the realization that this year may be a bit more difficult because it requires letting go and giving up control.
And that requires FAITH.
God’s word says, if I have faith even as small as a mustard seed, I could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.
Lord knows I’ve certainly had some mountains in my life that needed to be moved!
FAITH makes it possible but without faith those mountains would surely be…
(Did you notice that those all begin with “I”? If it begins with me it certainly requires more than faith… more like a miracle!)
“ALL WHO CALL ON GOD IN TRUE FAITH…WILL CERTAINLY BE HEARD, AND WILL RECEIVE WHAT THEY HAVE ASKED, … ALTHOUGH NOT IN THE HOUR OR IN THE MEASURE, OR THE VERY THING WHICH THEY ASK; YET THEY WILL OBTAIN SOMETHING GREATER AND MORE GLORIOUS THAN THEY HAD DARED TO ASK.” – MARTIN LUTHER
When we’re willing to surrender with arms spread wide and unclenched and open hands then we’re in a position to receive those greater things.
But as it is written, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
We hold so tightly to the things that we can see and sometimes they’re not even good things! Can you imagine what would happen if we had FAITH (even as small as a mustard seed) that God had something greater to give us if we would just let go of all those other things?
That’s my word.
Have you chosen one word for 2015 in place of a resolution? Will you share it?