Thursday, 09 February 2012
By Bonnie at Faith Barista
One Word For 2012 - Created By The Faith Barista Community
Here it is. A picture of our One Word For 2011.
Can you find your one word in this collage of hopes, dreams and prayers?
Not only does He know your One Word, He also knows the others that keep you up and grip your heart, when you’re lost by a breath of uncertainty or discouragement.
He is faithful. Even if we’re not.
Your One Words Are Special
For our January Faith Barista Jam, I put out a prompt to share one word God has placed on your heart for the new year.
You came out in full force. The comments and blog posts you shared were phenomenal.
By the time I was halfway through, I had to stop and sit in awe of how personal our God is and how uniquely He speaks into our real-life stories.
I wanted you to see how special your words were. Your words come from a place deep inside — where we wrestle and dream with God.
Can you see the ones that look a little bigger? The words grow bigger if more people choose the same words.
Isn’t it beautiful — how we’re all so different and yet, we make up this community of faith, pregnant with promise?
I don’t know where these words will lead us in the coming months ahead.
One thing is for certain.
This journey requires putting our faith in Someone to guide us.
Someone who can change us.God Heard
I don’t know how your week has been since you’ve shared your hopes for the new year.
More likely than not, other soul-harming words may be threatening to topple your one word from it’s rightful place.
Just like the serpent did long ago — after God just delivered Perfect Paradise words to Adam and Eve — he questions us today: “Did God really say… ?”
It’s been like that for me.
But, I’m putting my confidence in a few things.
- It doesn’t even matter whether we’re stumbling or succeeding.
- What matters is:
The God who guides us loves us.
“Absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”
~ Rom. 8:38-39
The God who loves us is faithful.
“If we are faithless, He is still faithful because he cannot deny himself.” 2 Tim. 2:13
Keep going. God heard your One Word prayers.
Unlike others who rely on new year resolutions, our One Words are not guiding us.
The God behind the One Words are.
“But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your Name may exult in You.” Psalm 5:11
How are you doing in your new year?