For several years now, I have chosen one word to focus on throughout the year. I find those words to really help in my daily life. My word for 2016 was one that I hadn’t even considered when I began thinking about it. Anytime I thought about choosing a word, I prayed about it, but I never really focused on asking the Lord to show me a word for 2016. At the beginning of December, I felt maybe the Lord didn’t want me to have a word for the year or maybe not share it because I never had peace about any words that came to mind. It wasn’t until I asked the Lord what He would want me to work more on in the new year when He showed me the word FAITHFUL.
Faithful - My Word for 2016
When the Lord showed me the word FAITHFUL, I was quickly reminded how He has always been FAITHFUL to me and my family. I was also reminded how I still battle at keeping my faith in the Lord where it should be. It’s so easy to waver when times get rough!
Being FAITHFUL to the Lord and to my family and home (I’m bad at spending more time doing other things while caring for them doesn’t get my full attention) is what I’m going to be working on this year.
Faithfulness is something that I’ll have to work on the rest of my life; it won’t be just a one year thing. It will have to become a way of life. I don’t want to be found doing things haphazardly, I want to be found faithful in my daily life for the Lord and for my family.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith...be strong. I Corinthians 16:13
Do you choose a word to cultivate in your life every year?