Thursday, January 24, 2013

A word for the New Year

I got this idea from an author friend of mind--every year, she prays and asks God for a word or a short phrase that is her “theme” for the year. It’s something she works on for the year.

One year, my word was “fear.” It sounds weird, but I wanted to understand what it meant to fear and revere the Lord. During my Bible reading that year, I started highlighting every passage that mentioned the word “fear” in relation to God, and it was really eye-opening to understand what it really means to “fear” the Lord.

This year, my word is “prayer.” I want to work on my prayer life and learn how to pray more often and with more intensity. The first thing I did was get an app. :) I got the “Let’s Pray” app on my iPhone because you set up an account and then it’ll sync your prayer requests across all your devices.

I usually pray with my iPad since I use an iPad Bible app for my Bible reading (Olive Tree, because it lets me write notes as long as I want!), but if I happen to ever not have my iPad with me, I can write the prayer request on my iPhone and it’ll sync across both my phone and tablet.

So, techno-goodies aside, I’m hoping to work on my prayer this year.

How about you? Is there a word or short phrase God has impressed upon your heart to work on this year?

18 comments :

  1. Faithfulness is my word for this year.

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    1. Nice one! At least it's not "hospital." :)

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  2. Mine is joy.

    And wow... signs of the time when we pray with our ipads! HA HA HA!!!

    I might have to check out the let's pray app... it's always so frustrating that I tell people I'll pray for them but I don't have a "keep up with it" system and I end up a week later realizing that I dropped the ball.

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    1. LOLOLOL!

      That's the exact reason I started using my iPhone/iPad for my prayer list!

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  3. Yes Camy, it's trust.

    You think you you fully trust until something bigger than what you've ever experienced comes along to test your faith. But I'm loving what I've learned so far.

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  4. Seek.

    I have NO IDEA where it came from and NO IDEA where I'm going with it, but it will not get out of my brain. I guess I should start with a word study.

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    1. When you have no idea where it's going, that's the best part! :)

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  5. Mine is certainly TRUST. God is really growing and stretching our family this last year and I can see that it's going to continue. I'm a bit like a pioneer on the trail with my wagon and my horses are trying to run full out, but I keep yanking on the reins. I know God want's my horses to run and trust, but I am afraid. My goal this year is to let him lead and try not to pull on the reins. (Not saying God is a horse!!)

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    1. LOL I'm sure God doesn't mind being compared to a horse. :)

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  6. Mine is Dream. It's scary for me.

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  7. I love this idea! Mine for the year is HOPE!

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  8. Mine is, "Hope." I even bought a bracelet with that on there to remind me.

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