One of the coolest things I’ve seen this year is the one word vs resolution concept for the new year. Tomorrow being the last day of January, I wanted to revisit it quickly and encourage others to participate.
I heard about it on the way to work right after New Years and decided it was great. It was not hard for me to find my word, as I was getting back to my faith, back to church, seeking God and His will for my life. SEEK is my word, it hit me and I knew that it was the word for me. I am seeking to please God, seeking His will for my life, seeking to be in His word more, seeking to learn His word better, seeking to spend more time in prayer each day….I am SEEKING. So, seek is my word for 2011.
The My One Word site has a blog to subscribe too and home work to do through the year that will help you make the most of the word you chose. Before you pick one, go there and read up, then chose a word for 2011. You have nothing to lose, no resolutions to be broken yet again, just a word that will help guide you throughout the rest of this year.
I decided I would do a search through the Bible on the word, seek, and see what I found:
Matthew 6:33 (New King James Version)
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 (Amplified Bible)
Matthew 7:8 (New King James Version)
8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:8 (Amplified Bible)
8For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.
Those are great verses, and from great passages. I have much to seek and much will be gained this year from that seeking.
What is your word?