It did not arrive in a gold envelope. Nor was it announced with a Hear Ye, Hear Ye.
It started as a whisper in my periphery. A wish from the middle of my soul. A slow drawing towards a fresh experience. A message repeated in my every day.
Until I knew it was a royal invitation.
Come sit with me, Beth.
Stay close. Learn from my ways. Hide in the shadow of my wing.
Remain. Abide. Tarry. Nest.
Reside. Lodge. Settle. Rest.
I have started multiple blog posts intended to announce Dwell as my 2015 One Word. But nothing got further than a sentence or two. And I think that’s because I was trying to rush what I have found to be a slow unfolding of wonder over the course of a year. I cannot yet know all that Dwell will lead me to and through in the coming days.
It’s too soon to give you an event report when I have only now returned my RSVP.
But I can tell you what I hope for.
I hope to be more Mary and less Martha. And to know more of Him, not just more about Him.
I hope to discover rest in the midst of routine life. And magic in ordinary moments.
I hope to have long talks with Him. And to be refreshed in our brief meetings, too.
I hope to listen well. And learn to speak His dialect.
I hope to know what David knew when He sang:
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)
If you are interested in meeting others who have selected One Word for 2015, head over to the One Word Link-up. Fellow One Word bloggers, please add your reveal post here so I can meet with and pray for you throughout the year.