The Word for the Year on the Road Less Traveled

new year's day 007The word is … “Surrender”… Yes, this morning He confirmed it.

I was walking on groomed paths through the woods. It was a beautiful 3 mile walk. At one point I came to a fork in the road. I had a choice, taking the plowed, easy, pretty road, or take the path that was covered in about 15 inches of snow.

“The road less traveled” daunted me. I took the first step. Yes, these roads are hard. No one had prepared the path. I had to do it myself. Within a few minutes I was getting tired.

Along the path was a look-out tower. I climbed it and knelt in the snow at the top. “Surrender” came to mind. Even when the path is hard, “Surrender” … Even when no one wants to come with you … “Surrender” …. Even when it takes your energy…“Surrender”

… all to Jesus…

When I opened my eyes, there he was – a beautiful eagle -in the distance, soaring over the lake.
What do I have to lose when I surrender my fear?

What do I have to lose when I surrender my strength?

What do I have to lose when I surrender my plans?

In surrendering I gain His assurance, His strength, His plans.

…”Surrender”  it is.christmas walk eagles snow 033

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31

About Heidi Viars

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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5 Responses to The Word for the Year on the Road Less Traveled

  1. Amy Lou says:

    I’m jealous and happy that you have your word for the year! I will be working with God on the one He has for me.

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