The last couple of years I have adopted the practise of
finding a word of expectancy
at the beginning of a new year.
Last year the word "Glory" led me into 2013,
and yes, there has been glory a-plenty,
though I am ashamed to say
I have often only seen it in retrospect.
Today in my meditation I realised the word
was resonating at a deep level.
I hadn't been looking for a word,
or even thinking about it this year,
but there it was,
It sparkles with sheer opportunity and invitation,
and far from suggesting a chance to take license
to me it seems rather daunting
in it's uncompromising openness.
Still, it's something I have striven towards
for the longest time;
especially in facing down fear,
and one of my dearest scriptures is Gal 5:1:-
" It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then,
and do not let yourselves be burdened again
by a yoke of slavery".
So as the saying goes,
If not now, when?