A word, instead of a resolution.
A Bible verse, in lieu of a random mantra.
A few acquaintances have chosen a word, accompanied by a Bible verse instead of making a resolution for the new year. I find the concept intriguing.
I’ve been chewing on the idea for a few weeks.
Trying to find a word big enough to capture a whole year.
Rich enough to give me space to grow in depth.
Poignant enough to make a statement.
Powerful enough that only the Lord could fulfill it.
If you had to choose a word what word would you choose?
What Bible verse would you want to mark the next year of your life?
I think I’ve settled on “Still”.
For a lot of reasons.
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
“But I have calmed and quieted my soul…” Psalm 131:2
Because I need to work on my ability to sit still.
And I need to work on the precursor to the stillness – trusting the One who WAS and IS and IS TO COME.
I think I’m a smidge antsy by nature. But my prayer is that this year is defined by my ability to be still in Him.
What are you praying will define your year?