Last year, I wrote three words to set the course for the year. And promptly forgot about them.
Alive | Growth | Proactive
This year, I wasn't really thinking about three words as I was struggling to have the mental space or energy to think about it. Then a funny thing happened.
I was thinking about a focus for writing about this year - after last year's eight-thirty project, and the themes of faith, hope and love were really sticking with me. I mentioned this yesterday.
So those three words are going to be my three words for 2012.
To grow in each area. To live in the light of them. To get closer to God in the midst of it all. I even drew a picture.
As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthans 13:13:
"so these three things continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love."
or as Eugene Peterson translated it:
"But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love." Read the whole passage for the context ;->.