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Monday, January 4, 2016

My One Word!

When I began praying about my one word for the year, I had an almost instant answer. It was a word that made me uncomfortable: Trust. This is not something that I am good at. In fact, I am kind of a worrier by nature. I have memorized scripture on not worrying, but I still seem to fall into the rut a lot! 
I prayed for several days about this word. I wanted to make sure that this was where God was leading me, and that I was willing to take on being stretched in this way. The One Word challenge is not one I take lightly. I want to be serious. I want to truly meditate on scripture and allow God to work on me in this area. Trust was not the word I was expecting, but it is the word that God chose for me.


The verse caught me off guard also. I instantly had Proverbs 3:5-6 pop into my head:

"Trust in the Lord will all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."

Once again, God had different plans. I just didn't have peace about using this as my yearly verse. I decided to search the word trust in my Bible app. I read through several verses until I came to Psalm 62:8

"Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

I read this one several times. I knew that this was my yearly verse. It not only told me to trust in Him, but gave me a way to do so: pour out my heart to Him! 
This year will definitely stretch me. I think it's going to be a prayer journey for me as well. I'm nervous and excited!

What better way to spend my year than trusting in my Father and talking to Him more consistently!

8 comments:

  1. I think Trust was my word a few years ago or it might have been faith. I could go look because I bought a charm with my word for that year. I guess it really made an impression as I can't remember it.

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    1. A charm is a really good idea! Definitely help to keep you aware! Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Great word! A good one for me, too...a verse that keeps coming to mind for me all the time these days is Psalm 37:3 - "Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture."

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    1. MMM! Good verse! My goal this year is to read all the verses with the word Trust in them. I know there are lots of good ones!

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  3. Great word! Yes, it's a challenge to continue to trust, but I love that God gave the word to you so clearly!

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  4. I'm sure that this word will bring you some amazing challenges and growth! Great choice!!

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  5. A wonderful word and sometimes, so tough. I think it is wonderful that it was so clear to you. I cannot but imagine you will terribly blessed by growth in trust this year.

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  6. Trust can definitely be challenging! It's a great word and great Bible verse. Praying you are blessed in 2016. Thanks for linking up at Pea of Sweetness!

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