Christine Duncan

Precepts & Life Preservers

The Year of the Home

So we’re halfway through January and it feels like God is continually talking to my heart about two homes for 2015.

And I was surprised, that the more I read the Word, and prayed, and chatted with His heart, the more I felt convinced that my 2015 is going to be about Home. And I have two, right now.

My physical home.

And the home He has helped me create here at Precepts and Life Preservers.

And I cannot deny that the thought of dedicating my next year to both really excites me.

But also presents a challenge I’m being asked to rise to.

For the last several years, it’s been go, go, go… and God seems to be telling me it’s a new season. A season of being present. A season of being available. A season of working on the personal.

Of making time for Home. And this realisation brings such a breath of expectation, a good expectation.  When was the last time I had time to try new recipes? Or put a new coat of paint on old, faded walls? To just be. Be available to my family. Be available to my neighbors. Be available without stress and harried rushing. To really work on my health, physically and mentally, and spiritually. The Father urges me to remember that I’ve put off looking after myself.

Hard to admit.

But so true. So very true.

And with that will come the second rejuvenation of Home… the blog.

Pouring my passion and heart into being available, with other business ventures totally done and gone, means I’m ready to tune and tweak and improve and write more content for the blog. For interaction between me and you. And you and the Creator. And the Creator and myself. I can’t wait! There are already good things coming. I can’t wait to share them with you. I can’t wait to grow this little community and dedicating real honest to goodness time to this little on-line home we have here.

In fact, tomorrow I have a fantastic post by a new friend about her thoughts on a new year! And the day after we have a special post about the release of a new book by another new friend!

It’s exciting.

You’re going to want to be here.

But can I be honest, just for a second?

All of these lovely things are nothing if they aren’t centered and grounded and awash in the will of the One who breathes all of this into place.

They’ll mean nothing without first dosing it all in His grace and provision.

And when I think about 2015 being about Home, it’s Him I automatically think about. He is Home for me. Where everything begins, and where everything sees completion. Where it all belongs to Him, where I’m only a vessel being poured out. In my home. In my blog. For His glory.

2015 for His glory, amen?

And this verse comes to mind, and I think I will have to print it out somewhere where I can see it…

Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

He is able. Able to make this year abound in every good work. Good works happen when they’re grounded in the very first and perfect work of Christ, on the cross. He is our everything, and then we’re able to find our great equipping for what we’re called to do, in Him.

It’s exciting. The Year of the Home is something I’m ready to get onboard with.

And what about you?

Have you asked Him yet this month what He has for you? What He longs to establish in you? Is it stepping out in faith more? Or maybe doing something you once feared? The options He has for you are endless.

Let’s rise to the challenge together.

Leave me a comment below?
Tell me what He has for you this year.

4 Comments

  1. I am not sure what is in store for me in 2015 But I have never taken care of myself mentally or physically I am however starting to the last part of 2014 and I hope I can carry that into 2015 I am seeing my Doctors and therapist and I do want to get closer to Jesus as well

    • Christine Duncan

      January 12, 2015 at 3:36 PM

      That’s great… small starts are still a start… praying you continue taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually, James! Start with letting Him be your everything… you can’t go wrong.

  2. Nice way to look into the new year — home. I just posted my blog about my One Word for 2015. Goodness. Looking for goodness in my personal life is to dig deeper to find it and how to share it with others. Embracing the goodness of God.

    • Christine Duncan

      January 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM

      Loving the whole One Word movement… my one word is actually expect… but this was just what He’d laid on my heart for how I make choices and priorities in my personal walk.
      I love the phrase you just used by the way, embracing the goodness of God, that’s such a terrific call to action, Pirkko!!! I’ll have to go see what you posted on this!

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