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My Word of the Year

 Posted by on January 9, 2012
Jan 092012

I have seen a lot of people write about a word that summarizes their goals for the year.  I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but I do like the idea of choosing a word to inspire your life.  I have thought about my goals in life, the path I think God is leading me down, and what I want for myself and my family.

The word I’ve chosen is LOVE.

I like the simplicity and complexity of this goal.  So simple because we all know what it love is, yet complex because the meaning behind it is so deep.

Luke 10:27 says:

LOVE the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

{These verses are also repeated in Mark 12:30, Matthew 22:37, Deuteronomy 6:5, and Leviticus 19:18}

If we love God and love our neighbors, our actions will reflect this.  The choices we make will be better.  We will be less selfish, less self serving, more apt to think about others.

This is what I want for my life.  I want to know God’s will – I want to walk His path.

I want to love my family, my friends, and everyone else I meet.  I want them to feel loved, important, and valued.

LOVE is such an important word.

It is what we all long for.

Franchesca from Small Bird Studios created this and I think it says it all:

What is your word for the year?

  4 Responses to “My Word of the Year”

  1. Love this. My word for the year is “Restless”. May I never be complacent in my comfortable little world. I want my heart to always feel restless and burdened for the lost and hurting!

    • Kerrie, that’s an amazing word! We don’t tend to think of being restless as a good thing, but when you put it the way you did, it’s perfect. :)

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