Instead of a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I have picked one word to focus on for the year.
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It came as I walked through a doorway. A still small voice. A whisper.
The significance of hearing God’s voice in a doorway is not lost on me. I love doors. I have always been drawn to them.
Symbolically doors represent opportunity, hope, and change.
An end and a beginning.
A time of transition.
That moment between before
I may have missed His voice. I was moving from one room to the next. Having finished one task. At the start of another.
Yet, as I passed through the doorway, in that moment, surrounded by the security of the doorframe, I heard these words spoken to my heart.
“Jana, you need to tell your
It was a command. An answer to a prayer I didn’t realize I had lifted up.
These words would forever change the course of my life. It was as if in the moment of hearing them, I had left one world behind and entered another.
A doorway is a safe place. A doorframe one of the strongest places in a home, bearing the weight of the roof. An anchor.
I remember running to a doorway for safety during an earthquake. There I was holding onto the doorframe, believing in its ability to keep me safe, watching the walls, pictures, and world shake around me.
I anchor myself to that moment in the doorway, when I heard His still small voice, remembering when it all began: The Call to tell my story.
I chose this word because I want to be reminded daily to anchor myself to the cross. To the promises. To the source of all life. Jesus Christ.
“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf” (Hebrews 6:19,20a)