Every year we start with some resolution with goals set to unattainable heights. Soon we end up defeated by feelings of utter failure. My suggestion? Kick the resolutions to the curb. Let’s make this year about pursuing closeness with God!
A few years ago, Mike Ashcraft, senior pastor at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC launched the One Word campaign. Instead of resolutions, he encouraged the church to pray about their one word.
What does this mean? It’s about praying, allowing God to lead, and choosing a word that God wants to use as a reminder. It’s a theme that’s for you alone, meant to inspire you throughout your year with God. This has been so popular over the past few years, Mike wrote a book about it this year!
I’ve participated for the past two years and encouraged my women’s group to join me. We prayed about it individually, then came together to share our one word.
Two years ago, my word was STEPS. One foot in front of the other following God, my one word that year hinged on obedience and faith.
This past year my word was GO! From the moment I spoke it, I don’t think I stopped. The whole year was filled to the brim, and my word hinged on following, courage, and adventure.
I’m currently praying about my one word for the year 2013. Would you like to join me? Maybe it’s a word God’s already placed on your heart, or maybe He’s yet to reveal it to you. IF you had a word last year, I would love to reminisce with you. IF you already know your word for this year, we would LOVE to hear about it!