Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 WORD

Oh, my, word! I cannot believe how many months is has been since I have been here.  I can tell you that the longing in my heart to write and write is so strong. I am a bit baffled as to why it has been so impossible.  In part, I am afraid, because of my own choices of how I spend my time.  Praying for grace to overcome that one!

Our family business keeps me super busy and most of my ‘writing’ is done on our business Facebook, where I shamelessly combine the pouring out of my heart AND business.  Not sure if that is the wisest way to run a business, but it is who am and how I roll.  You can visit it, if you like.  {re}imagined just for you.

2013 was the wildest, craziest ride I have been on in a long time.  If I am being honest, it has left me weary, worn and feel just a wee bit like running away.  So it was no surprise when I was sensing the Lord speaking my ‘new’ word for 2014.  I have been mulling it over for weeks. I hear it in my spirit all the time.  I was even looking out the window one day in utter despair, put my head in my hand, looked down and on the floor, partially under a table, was a sign with the exact words painted on it.  A sign I had painted that had a flaw and was floating around our house for some strange reason. I smiled and thanked Him, for once again, calming his daughter.

I have begun to see that this little phrase is pretty much all I need for every situation when my mind takes off and is down some fruitless rabbit trail, be it fear, doubt, insecurities or hopelessness.

BeStillAndKnow

Simple and common phrase, Be Still and Know, but it speaks VOLUMES to me right now.

When my mind swirls with fears and insecurities, I hear, “Be Still and Know”. Shhhhh, stop the striving and just know that He is right here and in control.

When faced with my own weaknesses, “Be Still and Know” that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!

When I feel so far from God and my mind races, “Be Still and Know” that He will never leave me nor forsake me. KNOW that He is Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord who is there.

When so much ‘bad’ happens and the heaviness crushes any hope of it changing, “Be Still and Know” that He works ALL things together for the good of those who love Him.

The phrase, “Be Still” speaks to me of calming, quiet, shhhh, stop, cease. As if to put a finger over one’s mouth, shhh, calm your soul.

The phrase, “And Know” tells me to remember who HE is, who I am in Him and who He is in each and every situation. He is always good and I am always loved.

I don’t know about you, but my mind can take me from 0-60 in a nanosecond. The thoughts just swirl and overwhelm and I feel like my Father is saying to me, Shhhhh, quiet, just be still, and KNOW what the Truth is in this situation. Calm and peace returns.

Do you have a “WORD” for 2014? I’d love to hear it, please share.

Wow, do I miss this space, this place where I can share my heart.  She Looketh Well {dot} blogspot, I sure hope to see more of you this year. Winking smile

3 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

"A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." proverbs 25:11

Isn't he always faithful to give us what we need?

Knowing you as I do, I know that I know that this is your words from Him for this year. He knows your heart. he hears your cry.

Now your work is to Be Still and Know.

Loving you more than ever…

Linda said...

I'm glad to see you back again.
When I have trouble with feeling like I can't get things done fast enough, I try to remember that God is in control. That seems to help me to take a breath and ease up a little."Running yourself ragged" as my mom would say, does not honor God.

Whispered Abundance said...

I'm not even sure quite 'how' I came across your blog but I know it was providential in some way since we share a common link for the 2014 year -- {be still}! The word or phrase had been put on my heart well before the beginning of this year.

Sweet blessings as you are STILL and KNOW!
~whispered abundance

My word of the year link:
http://whisperedabundance.com/little-word-still/