As you may remember, my “one word” for last year was “intentional.”
One word is a trend that began in 2009 as an alternative to new year’s resolutions and a focus on a one-word theme for your year. “One word you can focus on every day, all year long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live…It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.”
This year, my word is “faith.”
At the end of the month, our family will be experiencing some changes, as my husband has felt led to another direction in his life (more on this at the end of the month). In March, I will be leaving my part time job in order to pursue my blog further and to work on my book, which will hopefully be completed at the end of the year.
Both Prince Charming and I have spent much time in prayer and meditation, in discussion with friends, family, and with other wise resources and, despite the obvious financial adjustments that will need to be made, we feel a pull from God to continue on these paths. Doing so will require much faith on our part.
I’ve always been one to rely on myself to provide, to figure things out. I’ve always believed in and had a relationship with Christ, but I’ve always struggled with giving up the provision part. This time I don’t have a choice. It is faith in God’s provision and faith alone that will get us through this year.
What is your one word?
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life–whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
– Matthew 6:25-33 (NLT)