Well if you’re as curious about MY ONE WORD as I am about yours, here goes!
As I was (and still am) praying over some big decisions, God took me to the story of Saul being anointed as king. This verse jumped off the page as I read.
“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes! ~1 Samuel 12:16
This message was specifically for me. Stand still, Rivera! Don’t get ahead of Me. Let me do My thing in your life, and your job is to stand in awe of Me!
I thought, stand is probably my word for this year, but I’ll wait and see.
The following week, I received some of the nastiest, most hateful comments on an older post I have ever received in my years of writing. (I know I’ve been sheltered). Through those harsh words, God reminded me to stand firm, not wavering, but always speaking truth in love regardless of potential rejection. Then He took me to this word,
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” ~Ephesians 6:11-15
Again I thought, stand is probably my word, but I’ll wait.
I continued to ask God. A few more days passed, then He took me to
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. ~Galatians 5:1
That was it!
Stand still, stand up, stand firm, stand in awe, stand confident, stand on truth.
And when you’ve done everything, STAND!
My word is stand.
So what’s yours? If you don’t mind sharing, I would LOVE to hear!