As I tip toe through the last week of 2012, I find myself enveloped in the sweetness of nostalgia. It’s like this every year, looking back on God’s provisions, on His faithfulness…on His grace.
I ask myself these questions:
What did The Father teach me about my one-word for the year?
What is the impression He’s giving me about my one-word for the coming year?
I’ll be writing more about the lessons I’m learning from my one-word for 2012…Simplicity.
But today I wanted to tell you about my one-word for 2013. For over a month I’ve been asking Him to lead me to the theme for 2013.
What is it you’d like to work on in the coming year Father? What’s my one-word?
In my quiet times, a couple of words have jumped out at me. When that happens I write the words really big on a page in my prayer journal. It’s kinda wonderful the way God speaks to each of us right where we are, for me, He’s gracious enough to impress me over and over with a word or a theme. I think He knows I’ll question myself.
In the past 4 weeks, time and time again in my devotions, my scripture reading and in conversations with The Husband one of the words I wrote large in my journal, has continually come up…
So that’s it.
For 2013 my one-word is Abide.
I’m praying daily that God will open my eyes to all the lessons He’d have me learn about this word.
Wanna hear something funny? 🙂
I have to tell you what The Husband said when I told him I felt God showed me my one-word for 2013…
“Do you remember in the movie Ghost Busters when the ghost tells Dan Aykroyd that the NEXT thing he thinks about will happen?”
(No…I have no memory of that movie)
The Husband continued...
“Well, his next thought was about the Stay Puff Marshmallow and he looked up and this enormous Stay Puff Marshmallow man was coming down the street chasing him- that’s how I feel about your one-word.”
Sometimes that man is a cynic 🙂
(He was, of course, kidding. But really, God’s lessons are always a surprise in regard to my one-word!)
Do you choose one little word for the year, if so have you settled on a word yet?
And if you have a minute, I’d love to hear about your process…how do you choose your one-word?
(Linking up to the One Word Community with Alece- If you have a blog post on your one word head over and join the community xo)