Has anyone asked what your one WORD is for the year?
I met with someone last Friday who shared how her one word is PEACE, pointing to Isaiah 55:
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace…
Last year, my word was SEEK. And this year, my word is SEEK, based on Matthew 6:33:
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Quite frankly, I was ready for a new word but based on recent convictions from the Holy Spirit, scripture, and other divine inklings, it was clear I needed to stay put in 2014.
One of those inklings came while reading Mark Batterson’s The Circle Maker.
This line stood out as I sought the Lord for an answer to a very important decision:
If you seek answers you won’t find them, but if you seek God, the answers will find you.
Every desire, request, answer—everything—kneels before God’s kingdom and his righteousness.
I realize choosing a particular word may seem gimmicky to some but for me, it has to do with intentionality. That’s how I want to live, and not just for the here and now but for the future generations to come because the decisions we make today will impact others — even those we may never meet on this side of heaven.
So I choose my word (or maybe the Word chose me) and I will keep it before me as a reminder of my priorities. Of my first Love.
Yet I hold this against you:
You have forsaken the love you had at first.
Have you chosen one word for 2014? Please share!