My guide "word" for 2016 has been "See"....as in to pray for God to open my eyes in order to "see" Him more clearly. I'm a little late for a mid-year review, but was compelled to take an inventory as to how I am doing with this goal of mine.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1)
The night I gave my life to Christ and invited Him in to be the Lord of my life, I was lying, by myself, in the the dark, on a grassy plateau in the middle of the mountains of western Pennsylvania. The campfire had just broken up at the Christian camp I was attending as a thirteen year old.
I remember lying there, on my back, in the quiet, gazing up at a star-filled sky. Thousands of tiny lights blanketed me and I remember thinking to myself, "Who am I, Lord, that you are mindful of me." You've created the masterpiece of the heavens, yet you are concerned about what goes on in my little old life.