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The Year of RightNow

Today starts a new writing year for me. Forging ahead with new goals and aspirations, a new focus finds itself in the forefront of my mind. A new word for 2013.



As in:

I will not worry about what might happen, or what will happen, or even what I cannot control. Because God has given me all I need for RightNow.

I don’t know what’s coming, but He does. In fact, because He is the eternal Alpha and Omega God, He’s somehow already there. So when not yet turns into RightNow, God will be there waiting for me with everything I need. And I know I will have what it takes to deal with every single RightNow no matter what.

Yes, 2013 is the year of RightNow

It’s the year of resisting the temptation to glide through one RightNow so I can get to the next one. The year of trusting Almighty God for every RightNow by giving up my propensity to worry. It’s the year of being present inside of each moment rather than biding my time until the next.

This is the year of Matthew 6 living.

Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes (vv33-34).

No worry. First things first. RightNow. 2013, here I come. . .

Do you have a word for the new year? A flavor you hope 2013 takes on?

13 Thoughts on “The Year of RightNow

  1. Karen Miller on January 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm said:

    Funny that you posted that today! I had a dream this morning where my grandpa that passed away in 1985 told me “It’s the little things”. So for this year and always I will remember that 🙂

  2. Sharon on January 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm said:

    “Live intentionally” is my mantra for 2013. That phrase should flow through all I do this year. I want to spend my time doing those things that are BEST, not just good.

  3. Oh, I love how you turned two words into one- so perfect and so you! My word is faithful- a very similar theme, my friend!

  4. What a great word. I am so loving the message translation of those verses….. Don’t worry about the clothes in your closet being in fashion, about wordly things… Ok God, I hear ya! I haven’t decided on a word yet, will keep working on that!

  5. Love your word and vision!!

    My word for 2013 – AMPLIFY!

    This quote by Anais Nin kind of sums it up for me: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

  6. Encouraging you in the “Right Now”… I know we didn’t have to send our kids to school when we lived in Germany. So it is easy for me to give you words of good note. Hang in there… this too shall pass. :o) I know I was crazy… but I miss the grocery shopping in Germany…. lol… I know you will be glad for the day when you get to miss the Grocery shopping… You have a good attitude at looking at your situation and you are a great mom! With God – yes even the small things are possible! Your pictures are beautiful!!!!!

    • Thank you, Joy. Seriously. For reminding me what I was excited about doing before we came here. Like walking to the grocery store. I forget that a lot. 🙂 And, yes, next year, I will think of it fondly. (But I’m pretty sure it will take me a year to get to the fondness of it.) 🙂 Just jokes. Anyway — thanks.

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