Every year, a few days before the New Year Eve, I always spend time to pray and ask God for His specific word for me for the whole year, a verse that always reminds me of Him, who God is and his promises in my life, the verse that will encourage and strengthen my faith in Christ when I am in hard days.
After spending time with God, He gave me his promise for 2013 from Philippians 2:13
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
I meditate on that verse, every word He speaks to me in that verse. I keep it in my heart and mind. I pray using that verse for me, for my husband and for my daughters. I ask God to help me to live it out each moment, ask him to give me the desire and power to do what pleases Him and ask him to continue work in and through me.
This year I choose a word that will be my guide. The word that from the verse God has given to me for this year. The word is GIVE.
God gives me the desire and power to please Him. I want to be a giver, instead of receiver only.
When I read the word from God in Philippians 2:13. I have to admit that this is not going to be easy process for me at all. I know well in my heart that I only can be a giver God wants me to be, a giver whom pleases His heart only, is only if He gives me the desire and power through the work of the Holy Spirit in my life. I pray and ask God to change my life each day to be more like the one He wants me to be.
GIVE is my One Word to focus on and live for 365 days and I pray that by the end of the year I will be the giver that God wants me to be.
I am encouraged by a friend of mine, who posted about doing One Word 356 on our Facebook group. We are encouraged to pick just one word which we will focus on for 365 days and what we want to be at the end of the year. The word that will change our lives to glorify God and to show God’s love and glory to others. You can find this community at Facebook and Twitter with hashtag #OneWord365. To know how you choose your One Word, you can read this post. When you choose your One Word, write a post about it and share it by linking your blog post here at their community!
Just remember that:
Your One Word is intended to be your guide, not your harsh standard. It’s not about doing more, but about being who you were created to be.
So, what is your One Word in 2013?