I use to write more. I use to do this ONE WORD from God to me for the coming year. I use to think about it all month of December. The last several years I have not done this. I have hardly had time to write in my journal let alone a blog post. Last time I did this was 2014 and my word was WORTHY. Other words I have done through the years include: Letting Go, Rest, Trust, Hope. Each word had a variety of meanings to me though out they year but it gave me focus. And sometimes I did not realize the word here in December and January. Sometimes it wasn’t until later in the year as I looked and prayed and sought God then my WORD came to me.
I was reading Bonnie Grey’s Blog over at Faith Barista and it reminded me of how I use to do this and participate. YET I dismissed it. I did not dwell on it. But then a friend posted the question on Facebook. She shared how doing it through the years has helped her and she was curious if others had done this. I saw it this morning and dismissed it. Yet this time I could not shake it. I kept coming back to how it would help me focus and look for God in the coming year.
I remembered how the word took different meanings throughout the year. Letting Go is my best example of this. Letting Go meant so much… accepting the death of a loved one, letting go of control, trusting God was in control are what still sticks with me years later.
And in just thinking about it today only on and off I think I might just have that word already. I am not going to say it yet. I am going to take some time to ponder and pray the next week, then I will decide. Just maybe I have my word for 2016. Let you all know later next week.
Even though I haven’t written in my journal this just seems easier to be writing it out for the world to see. To pretend I am writing a letter to my friends and to God.