A few years ago, my pastor encouraged us to pray and ask the Lord to give us one word for the upcoming year.
In 2014 my word was RELAX. I had a lot of worry and fear about things that were out of my control. I felt the Lord was telling me to trust Him and RELAX. I would do my best to keep this at the forefront of my mind every day.
In 2015 I focused on the word THANKFULNESS. That year I made a giant list of things I am thankful for.
This past year my word was GRACE. I focused on the loving grace of Jesus and the grace I need to give to others.
I am currently praying for the Lord to give me a word for 2017.
You will be amazed how often your word will pop up in conversations, devotional readings and in social media.
What will your word be for 2017?