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It hangs as a charm on my bracelet, a daily reminder of the word that has been on my heart for this year.
The last few years, I have chosen a word as my theme for the year. For 2012, it was the word ‘gifts’ based on the book Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. This year, the word that really resonated with me was the word ‘awake’.
Since last May when I traveled to Africa with Compassion, ‘awake’ has been the only word that accurately pinpoints everything. During my time there and in the months to follow, something broke in me – and there really aren’t words to adequately describe what impact everything had in my heart and mind.
Other than an awakening.
When I was traveling last week, I began listening to three different albums during my flights, and all three of them had a song titled ‘Awake’ on them. One song on Burning Lights, the new album from Chris Tomlin, has fast become one of my favorites…
My prayer for this year is to be fully awake – and alive.
Have you ever chosen a word for your year? I’d love to hear it!