Many choose a word to live by at the beginning of the New Year. For example, my friend Julie chose the word give and I love what she wrote about it.
But, I didn’t know there was a color of the year until I saw Pantone’s pick for 2018. Pantone is the innovator of a system which allows manufacturers and designers to match colors. That way when a company in the USA wants a blouse in Holly Red, the designer in France can look at their Pantone chart and match it. (I don’t know if there is a Holly Red, but you get the idea.)
If I needed to choose a color for the year, what color might I choose?
Maybe a sea green. I just painted a bathroom a version of that color.
As I was thinking about this, I came across a powerful video.
In the video Remi Onayemi says, “When we understand what Christ has done through his life, death, burial, and resurrection, it begins to color everything that we do. We realize we are here on this earth for a special purpose, and that purpose is to know God through His word and to make Him known or to make disciples. This means I think missionally about everything I do.”
Then I knew. I want my color for this year and every year to be Jesus. I long for Him to color every relationship I have and everything I do, say, and write. I want my life to be saturated with Him.
Jesus said it this way in The Message translation of Matthew 5:14, “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept.”
So, let’s go for it in 2018.
Let’s allow God to use our lives as His paintbrush coloring the world for His glory.