We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9
"Word for the Year" seems to be the new New-Year's-resolution trend. After some thought and prayer you select a word that becomes your inspiration, encouragement, or intentional goal for the new year. You may choose to journal on the application of this word as it pops up in your life. It's your word for the year.
Honestly... I've never had a word. I did try once. I thought and prayed about it but nothing ever came to me, so I just moved on.
2016 was a long year for our family, and we were all too happy to kiss it goodbye. There was no turmoil, disease, or any great loss... so it feels dramatic to say this was a hard year for us.
But the truth is, it just was.
It was 365 days of an emotional roller coaster. Situations in every area of life. Some big things, some little things. A few public things, but more deeper private things. Big dreams, big disappointments, big conversations, and big questions. Some days that left us angry, frustrated and confused... asking ourselves, "how on earth did we get here?!"
It was a hard year.
And wouldn't it be lovely if the changing year on a calendar would guarantee the change in seasons? Maybe our winter would be over and summer on the way... I don't know.
But this year I have a word. Not an inspirational action or goal, but a word of faith from thee Word.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. -Proverbs 16:9
And in the midst of "where do we go from here?" conversations...
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
My word is not one word, it is many.
My word is- He is here.
My word is- He's is not asking me to solve it on my own.
My word is- He has not left me, he is leading me.
My word is- He has a plan in all of this.
My word is- place my plans on an altar of sacrifice at His feet and just seek Jesus... and He will make my path straight.
My word is- the Lord determines my steps.
And with this word I can walk into 2017 in perfect peace. Isaiah 26:3