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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Word For The New Year!


peace in the midst
As others tend to celebrate with a party to bring in the new year, I tend to become a bit more pensive, and reflective.

In the beginning of each New Year I reflect on what word God would have me hold in my heart.

When I was decorating this year, I nonchalantly said, “I wonder what my word for this year will be?” 

Immediately the word PEACE came to mind. 

I actually sloughed it off as a sort of Type-o that God had made!

With each passing day the word PEACE continued to come to me. 

This felt somewhat of an odd word to me since I had no thought, or feeling about this particular word. It was a word that I associated with conflict between people and nations. 

I am not having any conflict with anyone, that I know of, so how would I apply the word PEACE in this upcoming New Year?

peace vs worry

The reality was, it was not that kind of PEACE I was to think about, it was the inner peace that comes with giving it ALL to God.

Yes, it boiled back to the Control issue!! You all know what I am talking about. If you are a human being you have probably had some control issues in your life.

True PEACE can only come from God, and I know this in my heart, it is my mind that I struggle with. 

peace passeth all understanding
It is a way of thinking, and living that PEACE will come to us.

Personally I am just like any other person, and I struggle with wanting to control, and fix what I deem as a problem in my life.

 I am learning it is NOT mine to fix, but it is mine to learn from, and God will fix it once I learn the lesson I am suppose to learn.

worry vs peace
Since the true meaning of PEACE in my life has not been at the forefront of my mind in the past, I guess this year it will be. 

I think I am going to learn some very important lessons along the way.

I copied a few quotes about PEACE that really spoke to me that I would like to share with you all……

peace and ego
I need to change the way I think and process!

peace and the mind
My soul is where God resides. I must go there instead of into my own mind.

I think this year is going to be a retraining of my mind!

peace in God
Fear will always rob me of PEACE!

prayer peace
A beautiful prayer that I need to say during those moments of despair, and fear.

My prayer for YOU, my dear readers, as well as for myself……

peace 1





Merlin said...

And, May Peace Be With You. franki

John said...

Beautifully said Kathy --- Thanks!

designchic said...

What a beautiful post, Kathysue and wonderful quotes - such great reminders as we begin this new year. Wishing you all the best in 2015!!

Privet and Holly said...

Kathysue, I think this
year, especially, your
word is such a goodie.

It feels like our world
is simply aching for
PEACE, doesn't it?

Although we can't
control others, we
can start with ourselves.....

Wishing you much
peace (and joy!) as
you navigate 2015!

xo Suzanne