God has been doing some amazing things in our family this past year. I am so grateful that He loves us so fiercely. I am in awe of God’s patient love for me and my wretched heart.
I know many of you pick a word for the year. I think it’s a fun idea. Instead of having a huge list of resolutions, I have a small three items. Those three items aren’t small achievements by any stretch. Without my “one word” they would be difficult to fulfill.
I have tried and failed so often in my 35 years. I’m sure many of you may feel the same. I have a different burning in my chest now than I did a year ago. I have a deep desire to glorify God in all that I do. I think I honestly wanted that before but, not like I do now. The thing about my one word is that I can’t “do” it or “have” it in my own strength. I have fallen many times trying to do things on my own. This year…I want to focus on persevering with Jesus’ strength. Only through Him can I succeed. I want my life to reflect His face ,His glory and not my own.
Philippians 3:11-12 “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,”
Do you have a word? What is it and why did you chose it?