So today is the last day of 2014. For some reason, this year I’m not as excited for the New Year as I usually am. I feel like I need a little more time. I’m not ready to plunge into the New Year with all the new things it promises. (I think it’s finally dawning on me how old I really am). However, as much as I will it not to be, tomorrow will still come and it will be a new year.
I’ve never really been the type of person who makes New Year’s resolutions. See, I’m not much for planning ahead. I don’t have a five year plan, or a ten year plan. I don’t even have a one year plan. However in 2012, God spoke to me about having one word for the year. So I started to listen from God and hear what His one year plan for me was. I shared my first word in my blog here.
This year, the word was, “wait.” I woke up and the first thing I heard was, “wait.” It was as clear as day and I knew that was my word for the year. So I woke up, prayed and immediately went to the scriptures.
Here is what I found. Isaiah 40:31; “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Habakkuk 2:3; “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” These are two of the most common scriptures that refer to waiting on God. In fact, I have had them memorized for quite a few years now. Throughout the year I actually referred to these scriptures quite a lot. But, later in the year, I also found a scripture that taught me something that I had never quite understood about waiting on God.
Luke 17:7-10 (NIV) 7 “Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? 8 Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 9 Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”
The most significant lessons I learned in 2014 can be found within this parable. Based on my word of the year, I would say that the most important thing I learned is how to wait on God as a servant waits on his master. I am thankful to God for the different revelations of Himself that He has given me this year and as I look forward to 2015, I look forward to more learning and sharing more of the things I learn here.
Good bye 2014.
Happy New Year!!