A Word for 2014

A Word for 2014

Beautiful New Zealand

There are natural seasons and cycles, and I also believe there are seasons to our lives.

After a prolonged period of what has felt like the longest ‘winter’, our family finds a new season approaching.  It’s something we’ve felt in the last few weeks, as the winds of change blow into our family.

As I’ve contemplated our ‘word’ for this coming year over the last week, quite independent of one another my husband and I both had exactly the same word: Spring.

Here’s what ‘Spring’ means for us:

  • New life
  • Renewed vision
  • Restoration of hope

Spring is a time of warmth, and of buds and blossoms giving the promise of fruit within their beauty.  It’s a time of growth and a bustle of activity within nature – but in the midst of all the activity, there’s no striving or stress.  No-one tells the bees to collect pollen or the grass to grow.

For us, this means that we are going to enjoy the journey, and God’s promises unfolding in our lives without striving to obtain something that is already freely given.  If we find ourselves striving or stressing, then we’ve left the place of peace and it’s up to us to return and remain in His abiding presence.

A good friend of ours passed this onto us a couple of weeks ago, and it seems fitting to include it here.

Song of Solomon 2

My beloved spoke and said to me,

“Arise, my darling,

my beautiful one, come with me.

See! The winter is past;

the rains are over and gone.

Flowers appear on the earth;

the season of singing has come,

the cooing of doves

is heard in our land.

The fig tree forms its early fruit;

the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.

Arise, come, my darling;

my beautiful one, come with me.”

A beautiful invitation to join with the One who delights in us.

Friends, I pray that your eyes will be enlightened to know the hope to which you are called*, and that you will see something on the horizon that will ignite hope in your heart.

Do you have a word for 2014?

Victoria

Have a read of some of what my Crew friends are seeing for 2014 (this link will go live on 1 January).

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9 thoughts on “A Word for 2014

  1. Chareen

    May you continue to feel the winds of change and may your spring fill you with a sense of wonder at the fullness of His hand. May 2014 be filled with His abundant Love and Grace.

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  2. Terri

    Aaaah. Your post has me breathing spring, even though it’s a full 4 months away. A word? Perhaps I heard Him say, “Run and don’t grow weary.” My husband and I work very hard to keep things simple, and it seems a few things were piling up. I said, “I’m tired.” And I think I heard this word. I hope you and your family are great!

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    1. Victoria Post author

      Hiya Heather, nice to ‘meet’ you! I’ll have to visit your blog in the next few days and see what you come up with. :) Have a relaxing and peaceful start to the new year.
      Bless you good lady, from Victoria

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  3. Melanie (Wren)

    Happy New Year, dear Victoria!

    How I love your word….selected especially by the Lord for you and your husband, for your precious family! I see so much of the Lord’s love for each of you in the selection of this word. I LOVE His words to us that bring hope.

    Blessings to you!
    :)Melanie

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