Saturday, 7 January 2012

Three words for 2012

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 ;->.


Paul F. said...

Love is indeed a key word for 2012 (check out my Facebook profile picture). We are knected to, and are hearing from, the same Holy Spirit.

theWeir said...

Thanks for your comment, PF.

It's good to be in step with others.