By now you may have heard of the “one word” concept, where you select what is to be your one word for the year. The word that would encompass the powerful intent of the primary goal or outcome you want to achieve or what you’d truly like to experience. It’s a powerful tool and it is fun to see how the laser-focused specificity of a tiny word can conjure some big results.
This year, in addition to having chosen my one word which so happens to be SHARE, I felt even more inclined to choose a specific special Bible Verse to meditate and pray on that would reinforce that word and be the one WORD that would lead me gracefully toward my powerful intention.
While my all-time personal favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” (and still applies here), I selected a more important one that will guide me into this new year. It is Matthew 6:33 ”Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” This puts things into proper alignment for me. Primarily Gods Will, God’s way. Beyond just the starting line for this year, it has become my true driving force. My soul compass. I’ve had many a journey, new years, and decades of goals and desires that only led me further into despair and not coming up for air to breathe in the truth of his refreshment. I’ve learned that surrender is the greatest experience turned way of life. In fact, this year, while trying to pick my “one word,” he gave me another. He replaced it with one more fitting for HIS WILL for me. That word again is SHARE. Something I’d not been fully doing. I’ve held back. A LOT. And mostly my Christ-filled journey and all that led me to it and where it has brought me. I’m committed to sharing more of the Gospel, His Grace, and everything in between. Sharing my heart, my words, and the wisdom attained along the broken road that led me straight to him.
This is truly where my heart finds rest and holy contentment. On THE WORD. Not mine, but HIS. ALL of them. The ones that will inevitably lead us to people, places, and things far greater than we could have ever hoped for or imagined. I put my trust in HIS WORD, and follow HIS LEAD. Because HE is the way, the truth, and the life that I’ve really always been searching for…