“This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.”
Something good happens.
- We welcome it.
- We thank God.
- We’re happy.
Something bad happens.
- We try to make it go away.
- We beg God to remove it.
- We’re bothered by it.
But what if, regardless of what happens, we welcome God into it?
If it’s good, that’s easy. If it’s bad, while still working and praying to eliminate it, can we invite God to help us accept it? Just for the moment. As an opportunity to partner together. Just for what it is, subject to change.
I’ve been working on this all year. My One Word for 2016 is Welcome.
I’ve sliced it up twelve ways, taking one month to intentionally accept something different as encounters with God, things I wouldn’t ordinary welcome into my life.
It’s not been easy. But it’s been good.
What’s happening in your life, your family, your body, your work in this season? Is it easy or hard to welcome? See if any of these ways hits home to help you better accept it.
Here are the Welcome topics by month.
- January. Welcome Authenticity
- February. Welcome Self-Compassion
- March. Welcome Resiliency
- April. Welcome Gratitude
- May. Welcome Intuition
- June. Welcome Creating
- July. Welcome Rest and Play
- August. Welcome Calm and Stillness
- September. Welcome Love and Wisdom
- October. Welcome Meaningful Work
- God’s Word of Welcome
We never lose our place on God’s whoever list, by Max Lucado.
- Why Hospitality Is Important to the Kingdom of God
At the end of the day, it’s a heart issue.
- Is This Fun to You?
How to welcome individualized play in our lives.
- Welcome Hope
3 ways to have more hope.
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What are you working to accept, or welcome, in this season of your life? Is it hard or easy? Please share in the comments.
Coming up tomorrow:
- X – X-ray
Have you had a spiritual x-ray?
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