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WAIT-My One Word for 2022

Friday, January 14th, 2022
One Word 2022

For many years, I’ve chosen a single word….My One Word…..to use during the year. Some people look at One Word as an abbreviated resolution. Others like this as single idea to focus on. I’m a to-do list maker, so I write out my resolutions…with some success…but I love the simple concept of One Word to remind me of my focus. I do both. (I probably should use the word “simplify” some day.)

And I should clarify. I don’t choose the word. It’s given to me. Usually in early December I start to consider what word stands out in my thoughts. Then I pray about my musings. This year I struggled with God about the word He chose for me.

ME: “What? WAIT is to be my word? Did I understand You correctly? But WAIT is so passive. WAIT doesn’t move me forward. WAIT isn’t exciting.”

But then He showed me my verse. It turns out the chosen Scripture is one of my favorites.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~~Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

WAIT is a good word for me this year.

I will be still and WAIT to hear our Savior’s voice.

I will WAIT with patience as God prepares our hearts for this year.

I will WAIT in trust as our Lord reveals his perfect plans for us.

I will WAIT without fear as He leads us through 2022.

Have you heard of One Word? Do you use the One Word concept? What is your One Word?

I pray your year is filled with blessings.

Sherida

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LIGHT is “My One Word” for 2013…….

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Sunrise

Sunrise

 

LIGHT is “My One Word” for 2013

 

I subscribe to Seekerville (www.seekerville.net), a blog that helps aspiring writers sail from “Unpublished Island” to the mainland of successful publication.  Their blog is always timely and of great encouragement.  They had a virtual party on New Year’s Eve, featuring the book My One Word, by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen.  (www.myoneword.com)  They challenge Christians to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year.”

 

Their message called to me.  After some consideration, I have chosen LIGHT as my word for 2013.  The main reason, or the first one that came to mind as I decided on this word, is that I want to glow in the LIGHT of God’s love for He is the LIGHT of the world.  This is a good choice for many reasons which I will discuss in future blogs.

 

May you walk in the LIGHT of our Lord!

 

 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

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