Monday, January 20, 2014

DESTINY - My Word from the Lord for 2014

One of my best friends is Rita Booth, a missionary to Mexico. We've been friends for a long time. Several years ago, we started asking God for a word for the new year. Some years, we've received the same word. Other times, our words went together to form a more powerful message. And some times, the words didn't connect.

God gave me my word last week. It's DESTINY. You can claim this word for your own this year, if you want to. We are all people of destiny.

In Psalms 139:13-14 (NIV), we find these words:
For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

This is a representation of the DNA helix? When God created us in our mother's wombs, the strands of DNA look like something that was kitted or crocheted. As He spoke our specific DNA into being, He placed within it everything we would need for every year of our lifespan.

And He placed specific things I will need to be a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and writer and teller of stories this year. He placed the creativity and the words I need for the books I'll write, the screenplay I'll write, my speaking engagements, the people I'll meet and pray for. Everything for the destiny He has planned for me this year.

He also placed the strengths I will need to face the hard times.

But I won't be able to access those things without turning to Him. Leaning on Him and His words I will read in the Bible this year.

I want to access everything He has for me this year. The only way to do that is to abide in Him, listen to His voice, and obey Him.

That's my DESTINY  for 2014.

If you've received a word from Him for 2014, please bless me and my other blog readers by sharing your word with us. We'll all grow and connect through these words.


Debby Mayne said...

Wow, Lena! Great post!

I'm not sure if I have a single word for the year, but I think I've been called to be patient and trust more. Trying to power through difficult times often makes them harder than they have to be.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Debby, I am always learning to be more patient and to trust more.

Jillian Kent said...

It's DISCIPLINE for me this year, Lena. Discipline in my reading of the Bible, my writing, and my self-care. This will be a challenging year.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Our years would be so boring, if we weren't challenged, wouldn't they, Jill?