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This is my fourth year ..
of choosing a One Word for the year. Or I should say, God choosing a word for me.
My first year was Trust and I readily accepted it. Next was Praise. I pushed back on praise because I didn’t really get it. (Which is why I suppose God gave it to me, right?) But by the end of the year, I got it.
Last year was harder. He whispered Let Go…and it scared me. A lot. I asked Him to reconsider. Maybe I heard wrong. But no, 2014 was a year of letting go of so much of what was normal.
My One Word for this year?
The word kept coming to mind around Christmas, and even though I had been asking God what my word would be, I didn’t make the connection until He whispered it to me during worship one evening.
Renew. I was reminded that God can renew anything. And it felt comforting…especially after a year of letting go.
Maybe you could use the reminder too. God can renew anything—so much more than what we can even think to ask for.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 The Message
What do you need God to renew in your life?
Your faith? He will.
Your health? He can.
Your marriage or family? He is able.
Renew…to bring back to life…to make new again.
In His time and in His way.
Nothing is impossible for Him,
no matter how impossible it looks to us
Will you join me in waiting on God and watching for all the ways He will bring about renewal?
If you’ve chosen a One Word for 2015, consider sharing it with us in the comments. If you’re looking for more information on the One Word movement, go to #OneWord365.
[This post originally appeared at Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith]
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