Friday, January 05, 2007

My word for the year

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Fear God. My word for the year is “fear” of the Lord.

I got this fabulous idea from Marilynn Griffith. She picks a word for the year in January.

Last year, I prayed and God laid on my heart that my word was “persevere.” NOT a very comforting word for the year, but it proved apt with some of the stresses I had that year.

This year, it’s fear of the Lord. The past few months, I’ve been convicted that I take God for granted. It’s become especially obvious as I read the Old Testament and see God’s mighty power and holiness.

In my Bible in 90 Days, I’m on day 35 and I’m in the Psalms.

I came across a verse that seemed to speak to me on my word for the year:

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him,
He teaches them his covenant.
Psalm 25:14 (NLT)

I like the contrast and combination of those two words, friend and fear. It’s almost as if those two words are too paradoxical, but I think it’s in the Bible to show God’s majesty and fierce love for us.

How about you? Any word for the year?

9 comments :

  1. Camy,

    Great insights here. I love it. Mine was "peace" this year. :)
    mary

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  2. No word right now, but I love that verse. Paradoxical is a good explanation. It is first confusing and also comforting. If we could understand God, he wouldn't be God, right? Thanks for the verse.

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  3. Love that verse, Camy. The Lord gave me two words this year: Peace and Simplicity. I'm looking forward to some of that!

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  4. I think last years word for me was "trust" and I had to learn to seriously trust the events in my life were in God's control.

    This year I'm thinking it's "patience," with four kids, a deployed Dhand getting him home, and then trying to get my 1st MS ready for agents takes a lot--added ontop of the rest of my life.

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  5. God gave me a metaphor for the new year - "Don't wear borrowed armor."

    (referring to little David as he prepared to fight Goliath and Saul lent him armor).

    I blogged about what that means to me over at Faithchicks a few days ago.

    BLESSINGS!
    Sharon

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  6. Hey, girl. God told me at conference "it's time to prepare." That's all I've heard so far, but I sense deeply this year will be a trial by fire. Persevere is a good word...

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  7. Interesting. I've never thought of having a word for the year, but I have definitely had certain words for certain seasons. This season the word is wisdom, and I foresee it being a very long season until that word becomes complete in me. That's okay though. I look forward to working this one out with Him.

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  8. I read that post too...having a word of the year. I've never thought of it before but it's not a bad idea. My husband and I usually come up with corny slogans for the year. Shoot for 11 in 2007...it's a reference to the movie Spinal Tap.

    I like your word though...I always think of "awe" and "reverence" instead of fear because of the other connotations to the word. Perhaps I'll have to think about this more!

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  9. I think "trust", as "in Him". The more I believe I trust God, the more I discover ways in which I try to control the events of my life (and didn't realize it). So focusing on trust will allow my soul-eyes to continue to be open.

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