a new year.

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?




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  1. love that you have a word too! mine is new. so thankful for you and how you inspire and encourage me, sweet friend!

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