My 2013 Word Rocks This Year!





Why is it important that you are with God and God alone on the mountain top? It's important because it's the place in which you can listen to the voice of the One who calls you the beloved. To pray is to listen to the One who calls you "my beloved daughter," "my beloved son," my beloved child." To pray is to let that voice speak to the center of your being, to your guts, and let that voice resound in your whole being.
--Henri Nouwen



I really like the word I heard in my spirit for the coming year.  This will be the year of My favor and loving-kindness.”    A confirmation of this word quickened inside me when our wood burning stove got too hot and six-inch flames sprouted from the chimney.  Fortunately, we had a flare close by to extinguish the hot fire quickly.  Then I remembered God’s promise of grace.

I got a call at work to rescue my husband who was stranded because his truck wouldn’t start.  By the time I got there, a friendly gent had it running with a jump.   It turned out to be a loose wire but we were glad it happened because we discovered a damaged hose that needed replacement.  Then I remembered God’s promise of grace.

I never did get my kitchen drain working well during December, the cooking and baking month!  When we got home after the Christmas Eve service, I noticed we had no water.  Thankfully, it wasn’t a problem with the well again; the culprit turned out to be a kitchen pipe that was leaking under the house.  When the pipe was cut and repaired, we were able to also snake out the clog and now my drain works fast!  Then I remembered God’s promise of grace.

This coming year should be an interesting discovery of the favor of the Lord.  I intend to keep a journal and give Him all the glory!  

Joining the writers at Spiritual Sundays today:





Comments

  1. I love looking for God in hidden places! Linking up behind you at Spiritual Sundays.

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  2. What a blessing of grace. Thank you for the sweet words of encouragement for Spiritual Sunday. God is so awesome!

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  3. God's grace is truly amazing! I'm so glad you were given this word and even have some real life examples to boot. Happy New Year Mary!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  4. Goodness,, it does sound like God is annointing you with grace many times already. He is so loving!Renee from Adventures in Faithful Living at www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com Have a wonderful year!

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  5. Great is Thy faithfulness...morning by morning new mercies I see. One of my favorite verses. My husband says that he opens the door and there is a briefcase full of new blessings for the day.

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  6. What a beautiful post, Mary...discovering God's loving-kindness everywhere. The thing I noticed in your post was that it was in the HARD things in life that you found His loving-kindness, this grace that He gives. Praying for a wonderful grace filled year for you, Mary.

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  7. That is the heavenly perspective! To see the hand of God in difficult matters is a gift and leads to peace. I'm taking notes!

    Happy New Year to you and your family. God bless.

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  8. Mary, what a profound Word....I can't wait to see your journey this year!

    I've missed your Piles of Smiles!

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  9. What a wonderful word. I'm looking forward to reading how it plays out in your life this year.

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  10. Dear Mary
    I've not been able to visit my blog friends the past two months, but you have been on my heart. And yes, I am rejoicing with you in the grace filled moments of your life. God's word for me is Camel, for the year 5773 in the Hebraic Calendar is precisely that! I will believe that my camels are coming this year, laden with provision and gifts from above!

    Rejoicing with you, yes I am...

    Love
    Lidia

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  11. PS I must add that I really loved that quote from Henri Houwen. He is my top favorite author!

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  12. Oh Mary, I LOVE that word too! Wow, what a blessing! Happy 2013!

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  13. Beautiful, Mary. I can't wait to see what God does in your life, and the life of your family this year!

    A sign of His favor - His smile and His loving Presence!

    GOD BLESS!

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  14. I love that you do the one-word journey too! I've learned that the significance of the word, if chosen by the Holy Spirit's leadng, has so much spiritual muscle behind it that it becomes a learning tool that enriches our relationship with Jesus and makes it blossom like Springtime! My 2013 word is faith. In Hebrews it says "through faith she did" and "through faith he did" etc. The brand of faith I'm seeking is "through faith". May God bless our journeys this year! Love you! Kay

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  15. Wonderful Word from our Lord Mary!
    God's mercies are indeed new every morning.
    Glad to hear you are having a great 2013.
    Love and hugs to you sweet sister!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xoxo

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  16. Love your testemonies of God new mercy daily on your life. You encouaged my heart today, thank you.

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  17. How good to have such a positive focus for this coming year.

    Blessings to you.

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  18. Oh yes DO journal! It's very rewarding! Patsy

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