2016. I can hardly believe it! I remember being a very tiny girl trying to imagine the year 2000. Calculating my age (37). Thinking, ‘boy! That’s old!’ Haha!
If you know me even a little, you know I prefer odd numbers, so 2016 isn’t a number I prefer. BUT! It is a leap year, which is odd, so that makes it better. Haha!
This is also the first day of living a new one word. I started praying and asking the Lord for my new word around Thanksgiving.
You see resolutions, which are the world’s traditional way of ringing in the new year, don’t cut it. Oh, people have good intentions. But, 50% of resolution-makers fail by the end of January and 9 out of 10 quit by March!
So last year, I decided to do the one word thing, to focus on letting God really change who I am. And I have to say, it has been a game changer.
Which brings me to my one word for 2016:
1. liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish
2. free from meanness or smallness of mind or character; magnanimous.
A solid word to live out. A word that has more depth than I thought when the Lord prompted me to live it out.
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”Galatians 2:20 ESV
You gave everything away for me to have me. You bought me with your life. You consider me to be your treasure. And here I am. Still full of self righteousness. Pride. Greed. Radical generosity. You were radically generous. I want to be radically generous. With time, money, relationships. 2016 is the year to learn to be generous. With you. I love you Jesus!
Here we go 2016! Happy New Year!