(thank you to Melanie at Only A Breath for the pic!!)
I really prayed over what I wanted my ONE word to be for 2013. Because, more than anything, I wanted it to be HIS one word for me.
After all, my 2012 word was HIS!!!
Every time I thought about it, the word that came to mind was Him.
But Him? That is so close to His! Too close? I thought so.
But it just kept coming to my mind.
By December 31, I had decided that maybe I was not supposed to HAVE a word for 2013. Maybe God was still working out HIS place in my life and I just needed to keep on with that.
It just kept coming back.
And then, on January 1st, I saw a post on facebook. A video message about NOT placing God first in your life.
Now, the video came from a very trusted Christian friend, so I wondered.
And I watched.
And, there in the dark of that early morning, as I waited for kids to go to sleep after celebrating in the new year so I could sleep too, I KNEW that He was speaking all along.
I don't want Him first - above this or that or the other thing.
No ... not ABOVE anything. But IN EVERYTHING.
In this, that and the other thing. In EVERYTHING.
He is first. And last. And everything in between.
Oh, sweet mercy, IN EVERYTHING.
"The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created: things in Heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together." Colossians 1: 15-17 NIV