This was my word for 2017.
As we enter the last month, already I sense a new word calling me!
Rise, was how I describe an image of the picture I was given many years ago.
Trust Me. Keep going my daughter.
In many ways this word will always be in my heart. It’s encouragement speaks profoundly into my daily living. When the rubber hits the road, through brokenness and trials, the power in a personal word spoken to rise will live on and on.
When like the psalmist my soul is cast down . Look up. Rise.
I’m with you through the storms Don’t forget that.
When you are weary I give you rest.
I won’t forget to practice the daily process of rising beyond my feelings to action a new day.
Choosing a word for the coming year is something I have done for three years now.
The word plants itself into my heart before the New Year begins!
Two influences brought me to rise.
Firstly, influence came from my ladies bible study group. Picture the dancer weary from her steps. Life is taking its toll. Her Father God helps her rise. Enables the dancer to rise. Whispers the truth not to fear but to trust.
A beautiful ‘picture’ which I shall forever hold close. A deposit that has provided a personal pirouette. The Holy Spirit prompts me when I need to be reminded of His love and ability to enable me to Rise.
The young girl in the bible story where Jesus says, Talitha Cum. Means Daughter Rise.
Often in my daily living I can wake up with knots inside. Producing a sinking feeling making me reluctant to begin my day.
I know I need to remember those words; Rise. Do not be afraid I’m in this with you. I will lift you up.
I do believe it was a gift for life. A picture that’s offered daily encouragement. I shall till the
‘waiting’ is over.
His presence is near when the reminder moves from thought to heart.
I’ve written note book after note book that speaks a prayer from the depths of my soul.
The pen is my medicine indeed!
A prayer closes my notes with you today
Father God, I acknowledge your loving kindness over my life. The tenderness of a Father to uphold his child. Thank You.
May I rise daily knowing your faithfulness is so very near.
May my trust be always in You.
May I walk this life knowing your gentleness is bringing me up from weariness and fear to deep joy because your ways are the route to life.
Love Rach x