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My One Word – RIVER

Happy New Year! I can’t believe we embark on a brand-new year of 2016 and we hope for a brighter future and blessings that can only come from our Holy God. But this is the time to also reflect on last year and to let it go…

The past year had some ups and downs, just like all people in life have.
I lost my dearest friend who I miss daily, I have been betrayed by another friend, and I got to see family from my home country whom I haven’t been able to see for three years and the good-byes always rip open the wound and the heart aches all over.
But I have also so much more to be grateful for and stories of hope and joy. God is so good to us and He makes such melody in my heart.


I believe that many of us have forgotten to play their song. We all have music in our heart, we were meant to praise and sing, to speak of His wondrous works and marvelous creation, His story of redemption and love, grace and mercy…


This time it was nearly impossible to come up with my ONE WORD. I dwelt and dwelt on a word. There are just too many I like…


But then it just hit me…RIVER! My one word this year is RIVER. Because everything and I mean everything flows from a river.

My God, the One and Only is my river. My river of rest, river of joy, river of peace, river of renewal, river of strength, river of change, river of refreshing, river of love, river of hope…


I could go on and on just like the river. It never ends! But you have to make the decision to let it flow through you and be the life giving refreshing water for others. He is my living-water and my prayer is that each person I know will take on this living-water.


Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)
“Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.


Psalm 46:4-5 (ESV)
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.




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