I read last week in Guidepost magazine about a woman who chooses a word for the year and meditates and journals on that one word. I want to choose a word. HOPE is the word that came to mind. So I started praying about it and the word has been screaming at me for days!
First, someone gave this positive affirmation: “With hope in my heart, I can do anything.” The same day, the quote on the board in our community meeting was “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope for today and the reality of tomorrow.” Then I got a card from someone that said on the front, “Here’s hoping…” That all happened in one day.
Then, the next day, Hope was the word of the day in our meeting. Then I read in Guideposts magazine about something called “Hope-isms.” They are contemporary, playful versions of scriptures. So my word if definitely HOPE for 2012! I plan on picking a scripture each week and meditating on it. And each day I will add something to my “hope list.” It will be my 365 things to be hopeful for in 2012! Oh… I like that idea!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1