Happy New Year, dear friends!
Are you someone who sets new year’s resolutions? Do you feel like the turning of another year is like starting with a clean and new slate?
When Sara was alive, she was involved in a group called One Word 365. After losing dad in 2010 and then Sara in 2011, I was filled with loss, confusion, questions, anger, and pain. I wanted to feel peace. It was in 2013 that I first started the One Word 365 journey and Peace was the one word I focused on. It changed my life.
I was amazed at what a difference focusing on one word made in my life. Whether I was reading scripture, devotions, or praying, the Holy Spirit and God’s word taught me peace. Each year since I have focused on a new word until last year.
My year was turned upside down with my breast cancer diagnosis, and that was my focus. Even though I didn’t formally pick a word in 2017, the word I focused on the most was Still. It took everything I had this past year to just be still and remember that He is God.
There were a lot of things I had to put on hold in 2017 as I was focused on my health, so I am very excited for 2018 and what it has in store. I have chosen Yes for this year’s word. I want to say Yes to Him. I want to trust Him and the journey He has laid out for me in 2018.
I anticipate that there may be some twists and turns in the road, but I am going to remember to let Him take the wheel and simply say yes…with peace.