That word for 2012 was Abide. I can say with 100% certainty that I tried to do just that - abide in the Lord.
My quiet/devotion time completely changed. It was less about me cramming in a few scriptures to check off a to-do list and more about just sitting before Him, praying His word back to Him and simply getting still enough to listen.
I felt awkward at first, not knowing how to be still. But, something clicked and I began to crave that time with Him.
And, I'm not finished. Not that I ever will be finished, but when I began praying about what my one word would be for 2013, I kept sensing strongly in my spirit that the Lord and I simply weren't ready to move on to anything else.
So, 2013 will be more of the same. More of learning how to not only dig in His Word for new and life-changing Truths, but to be still enough to hear His voice and receiving what He says.
I'm looking forward to every bit of it.
Also, the LPM Scripture Memory team is starting up again.
God has given me many tools to help me in my walk with Him, but perhaps nothing is as effective as memorizing scripture.
Accountability is key and the accountability I get with participating in this online community is incomparable.
The first 'sign in' is tomorrow and will continue on the 1st and 15th every month. Details can be found here if you're interested. Anyone can join in.
So, what am I expecting from 2013? Only God's faithfulness. I have learned that when I choose to honor Him with my time (not a check list or a set of rules to follow, but a longing to be with Him), He shows up BIG. I'm looking for a lot of that :)
Choosing a word for 2013? Want a One Word button made to post on your blog or frame for your house as a reminder? Click here and Melanie will make you one super fast for free. Cool, right?
Happy New Year!!