How do you want to define 2013? How about focusing on One Word. This One Word can set the tone or content for how you will show up and influence every moment of 2013. We believe it can create a more focused and intentional year and empower you to reach your fullest potential in the abundant life God has created for you.
Here are the words we have chosen to wake up to and be more aware of in 2013 and a review from our word in 2012.
Jenny’s word for 2012 was Courage.
Jenny Price, Overflow
It was needed in many ways, on the risky days, and on the quiet days.
I chose His courage over mine. My courage is limited. His is unending.
My courage is unstable. His is perfectly accessible at all moments of life. I have not mastered choosing HIS courage, but I know the difference. When I run on my power, strength, hope, courage, or peace, it always runs short.
But running my life on JESUS, leaves me full every time.
So, the year ahead, 2013, I will live in OVERFLOW. I will live in the knowing:
I serve a God who never runs out. He always has enough. He always IS enough.
He is my portion and He is yours. He has MORE than enough for all of us.
When there’s overflow, we don’t have to pick who gets what.
When there’s overflow, every dream can be reached – every person loved – every orphan chosen.
When there’s overflow, we get to rest in what is, and be already grateful for what’s coming.
When there’s overflow, we don’t look around wondering, will He provide?
We already know He has provided – everything we need for our everyday life.
He gave it at the cross – in OVERFLOW.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
Psalm 23:5 - You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Psalm 65:11-12 - You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.
Lord, Jesus, may I rest in your overflow.
May I know how much you love me – no matter what I do or don’t do – that your love has fully covered my life.
In 2013, and beyond, and Out of Your OVERFLOW…
May I give your truth to the hungry. May I feed your hope to the powerless.
May I grant your peace to the pain ridden. May I be YOUR overflow in the world that desperately needs to live in Your “enough”.
Michelle Howe, Gratitude
Michelle’s word in 2012 was consistent – to create consistency in my walk with God, my marriage, health, financial and other aspects of my life. Living a more consistent life has given me an appreciation for the here and now. It is in the mundane that I want to lose sight of my calling but I’m called to do all things for God rather than men (Col 3:23).
I am still working on consistency and I am allowing God to bring more of Him in my life this year by focusing on being grateful.
Michelle’s word of 2013 is Gratitude
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
At the end of 2012, this attitude of being thankful keep coming up for me. For my birthday, Tammy gave me Ann Voskamp’s book, “One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to LIVE FULLY right where you are.” This book as punctured my soul with the beautiful poetic writing and the message of Eucharisteo. Within this greek word for thanksgiving is grace and joy.
In 2013, I want to experience the FULLNESS of God with Eucharisteo so I can appreciate every moment, every day, every blessing and give thanks to the One that is the giver of Life.
I choose this year to keep a gratitude journal. I choose to influence my family to by asking every night what they are thankful for and writing it on their calendar before crossing off the day.
To wake up and read Jesus Calling 365 daily devotional one for me and one for my girls.
To encourage others to be thankful because out of a grateful heart flows satisfaction and contentment which leads to salvation and peace.
Thanksgiving – giving thanks in everything - prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ Ann Voskamp
Psalm 50:23 – He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.
1Thes 5:16-18 – Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Psalm 105:1 - Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done
Tammy Werthem, Influence
Tammy’s One word for 2013 is INFLUENCE.
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.
Matthew 5:16 “A Christian’s good works should shine before the world, illuminating truth and pointing observers at the glory of God. Christians should work in such a way as to always point observers toward God.”
I chose INFLUENCE because I know that God is counting on me to make a difference.
I have unique gifts and experiences that can benefit others. No one else is equipped like me. Each of us is wired and gifted in special ways.
1 Corinthians 12:7 “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good”
I have overcome much and live in victory because of Christ’s amazing love and redemption made manifest in my life.
I desire to be an agent for change in the kingdom of God.
I long to share my story to lead other’s into their complete healing in Christ.
I hope that when other’s see the miracles of my life, they will believe more deeply in Jesus and be empowered to move forward in mighty ways.
We encourage you to define your year so you too can be intentional about growing in your walk with the Lord. Pray and ask Him to show you your One Word.
What is your One Word that will define 2013? Please share in the comments.
Check out the website My One Word to support you in defining your year. http://myoneword.org/
WE would love it if you joined our Facebook Community!
You can do so by clicking HERE: Facebook Page
AND we’d love to have you follow us on Twitter?
Click on our names to go to our Twitter Pages: