Last year my one-word was “faithful”. I cannot begin to tell you the number of times, places, and ways this word appeared in my life this year. Sometimes it was a word of encouragement at the exact moment I needed it. Yet there were also times it was used to rebuke me, a reminder to keep my faith and not to lose heart. Before the snow melted last year I noticed my word, “faithful” used in writings, advertisements, and in conversation more than I realized.
In preparation of this year’s word I prayed for God to reveal the one-word that could help me to be a better wife, mother, daughter, friend, writer, speaker, and for this word to continue to grow my walk with him…as I help others.
One word kept reoccurring but I ignored it, “This is Mom’s word for 2011, I can’t take her word.” As if my mother could own the word. I continued to pray with this one word repeating itself and waking me in the middle of the night. I was still apprehensive of using Mom’s word (there I go again) until I wrote out my Scripture verse for 2012; “…my HOPE comes from Him…”
If this isn’t enough confirmation then I’m not sure what would be. In thanksgiving I added my one-word, HOPE to my bookmark for 2012. HOPE comes from the Lord – no one or nothing here on earth has the power or ability to provide the HOPE we need to survive life’s trials, celebrations, and journey.
I choose to be HOPEful this year. I pray for my life, writing, and speaking to provide God’s HOPE to others as they read and listen. I pray for others to place their HOPE in Jesus Christ and His power to heal. I pray HOPE is revealed, discovered, and shared with everyone I meet.
My one-word…HOPE. What is yours? Feel free to post it below or on the forum page – either is fine. Happy New Year!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323