At the beginning of this calendar year something interesting happened . . . the Lord gave me "a word" for my year. Have you heard of having a word for your year? I had read about the idea a few years ago, but I never really had a word . . . until 2016. The word He gave me was "unfolding." But it didn't stop there. As the days went on, I sensed the Lord adding to it . . . "fullness." So it became "Unfolding Fullness."
"Let life unfold" was advice I had received years ago from a mentor friend. She knew I was a "mover & shaker" type. At first it seemed hard to just let my days unfold. But since the years have passed, I have learned to rest in Christ and so I don't find it as difficult as I used to. I've learned to "move and shake" more, and more in the flow of the Spirit of Christ dwelling within.
So now everyday in my journal, as the day is just "unfolding," I write:
Your unfolding fullness today, O Lord.
And I'm excited to see what my unfolding day entails.
Sometimes I have things to list already that are on the "schedule." Sometimes I go back and list how the previous day had in reality unfolded. Usually nothing earthshaking, but at times truly amazing! And it's exciting to note in writing what the Lord does day by day.
It reminds me of the proverb I had hanging on the wall in our nursery when our firstborn and then second born came along. And it is now in our guest room:
We make our plans, but God has the last word. (Proverbs 16:1)
So day by day, I declare,
My Lord Jesus, You are my King! I am your servant. I serve at Your pleasure and for Your purpose today (Acts 13:36).
Then with real anticipation, I write in my journal,
Your unfolding fullness today, O my Lord!
Dear friend, what about you? Why not join Him in His unfolding fullness in your own life.
There's no better way to live!