…That is my new word for 2017. A word to be studied, experienced, and felt. A word to be savored and paid keen attention to. The faithfulness of God is to be appreciated and this is my promise—to stick with this word, meditate on the meaning and power and peace of this word. I want depth of my lack of understanding in this—more than a word—rather a character trait—to meet with the grace of the King of Kings. And then—bring Him Glory.
The idea to even find a word for every year came from the book called, ONE PERFECT WORD One WORD Can Make ALL the Difference by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber.
Is this one of those New Year’s Eve resolutions? Even though this is the last day of 2016 this journey is hardly that. I began thinking about and picking this word on December 17th. After I choose “faithfulness” I dug into my store of available journals and discovered one that had a title, GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS PROMISE JOURNAL. Not only is there space for my scribblings, but quotes and scriptures on this theme are scattered throughout.
I already realize that His faithfulness will not always have the face that I expect or the expected end. I know that He is God and that He has all in control. But to experience this word shall be amazing. I know that Abraham and Sarah and Joseph and David etc. experienced this word and knew Him better for the journey. Oh, to be clay in my FATHER’S HANDS, may all the unwilling, hard places in my heart surrender well and quickly to His ministrations and loving grace.
WHAT IS YOUR WORD FOR THIS YEAR?
P. S. My sister gave me a bracelet with Psalm 46:10 engraved on inside this Christmas. Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Selah
And so the journey begins…. I wish you and yours a fabulous New Year in 2017!