HELLO 2018. Tell me please where 2017 went. It flew by with so many blessings this past year. I just pray 2018 is as good. We had three new grand babies – yes three born in March – twins boys and a girl. Today I received some bad news from my doctor’s office, but praying for some good follow-up results. Satan wants to steal our joy and I’ve been so full of it lately.
What is one word? It’s one word for the year instead of a resolution. I used to start the new year with a resolution and well, you know, by February I had failed. Several years ago I started choosing one word, and it’s worked well for me. In 2017 my word was “Intentional“, in 2016 “Savor“, in 2015 it was “Focus“, 2014 was “Simplify” and my first one word in 2013 was “Less“.
Reflecting back on last years word – intentional. I reflect back as I wrote “oh come let us ADORE Him as we live intentional.” I truly believe I was able to reflect that in all I did at home, at school, and church with friends, family, Bible study, prayer, cleaning, health, blogging and teaching. My verse last year reminded me each day to do things heartily.
My one word never comes easy. I’ve prayed about it, and as usual it did not come easy. For awhile I thought it would be DELIGHT, but that just does not fit, and then a couple of days this week because of things that were happening I thought maybe it should be joy.
I’m starting a new on-line Bible study in January called I Am Loved by Wendy Blight and think with that study, and knowing how much more I grow in love with my Savior and people each day that this will be a perfect fit so I’ve chosen LOVE as my one word this year. It was funny. I took a test on Facebook last night to choose a word and it came out Love. Perfect confirmation from my Lord.
I found a quote for the year:
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
My Bible verse for the year:
I believe the Bible can be summed up to this one word – love. It’s what Jesus taught.
The Bible is His love letter to you and me!
The two greatest commandments in the Bible are love God and thy neighbor.
I am excited to see where this one word takes me this year. 365 new days, 365 new opportunities. 365 days to love my Lord, myself and others in all I do.
Have you chosen a word yet? I’d love for you to share.
Would love for you to join me in I Am Loved. Signed up here. All you need is your book and you can pick that up at most Christian book stores or Proverbs 31.Org.
That picture at the top is Colt’s feet print he and Whitney made for me on Mother’s Day two years ago. Love it.