Thursday, January 19, 2017

Word and Verse for 2017

Along with Resolutions and a promise to myself to “get myself together”, the New Year brings with it a new verse and a new word for the year. While the excitement of New Year Resolutions and my commitment to keep them all fades, my verse and my word remind me daily of how I want to live out the year.

This year’s verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God.

I love this precious reminder that EVERYTHING I do should bring God Glory. Focusing on this helps my attitude in so many situations. It is a constant reminder that I am not my own, that I represent Christ, and that HE lives in me.

My word for the year is 

Of all the parts of the Fruit of the Spirit, self-control is my weak spot. I’m not even sure that this is possible. I mean, we all receive the Fruit when we accept Christ as Lord, but I really struggle with Self-Control. Most of my problems, shortcomings, and anxiety stem from lack of self-control in some area. I’m praying that God will grow this fruit in my life with some hesitancy. I know from past experience that asking God to grow something in my life typically results in me finding myself in situations where I need lots of the thing I have asked Him for.

Do you have a verse and/or word for the year? I’d love to know what yours are!
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