Each year, I start the new year WITHOUT a bunch of resolutions. I’ve never been good at keeping those past January 3rd anyways.
Instead, I choose just 1 word – one word that represents what I most hope God will do in my life, and focus on it for the entire year.
My 1 word for 2017:
Specifically, in these ways:
+ seek God first in every way, everyday
+ seek land to build our business and ministry
+ seek instead of strive
+ seek to encourage and lift up, rather than tear down
+ seek to be intentional and purposeful with my 24 hours each day
+ seek to find gratitude daily, no matter the circumstances
The key verses I’ve selected to remind me of my word this year are:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
“Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.” 1 Chronicles 22:19
The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. Psalm 14:2
“I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. Proverbs 8:17
‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. Psalm 27:4
After reading these scriptures, it’s so very clear that God intends for his children to seek.
That I will do, Lord.
Want to pick your own one word for 2017? It’s easy! Follow these 3 simple steps from the myoneword.org website:
Need more inspiration? My friend, Kristin, over at joyinthewaiting.com shared her 1 word earlier this week and I love their word and story – I think you will too!
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