I have never liked making New Years Resolutions.
They never worked and the only thing that resulted from them was guilt.
I deal with that ugly word enough on my own without having to create more of it for myself.
Lately I have been reading about having a "word" for the year ahead rather than making a resolution.
That makes so much sense to me.
So I prayed about a word.
Now if there is one word that I would describe myself and friends who know me is that I am steady.
I am not easily swayed by things that blow in the wind.
But as I was thinking about being steadfast, I have areas in my life that are steady, but there are other areas that require more steadfastness.
Areas that shouldn't be easily shaken but are a little shaky at the moment.
It's always nice when you get confirmation about what you feel God is telling you.
I receive notifications from The Elijah List.
Today there was a message from Jennifer LeClaire about "the righteous will never be shaken". You can read the message here.
Talk about confirmation. It always makes my heart smile.
We all have areas in our lives that need to tweaked here and there.
Change comes one tweak at a time.
But when it does, you become like Psalm 112:7-8
Sometimes, when we keep things simple for ourselves change will automatically happen for us.
What's your word for 2014?
The above pictures are from the ice storm taken on Dec 26 in Southern Ontario.