We are at the start of a new year – 2016. Hard to think this is where we are in time.
For the last two years, instead of making resolutions I have selected one word, just one, to focus on throughout the year. The idea is to let the word find you and in actuality, it has become letting God show me where my focus needs to be for the year ahead.
The One Word website explains it this way:
Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway!
Choose just one word.
One word you can focus on every day, all year long… One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live.
It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8, NLT)
“See”, as defined by dictionary.com means “to perceive with the eyes; to perceive things; to discern, to understand; to understand intellectually or spiritually ; to have insight.”
Yes! That is it. I want to understand more, have deeper insight, and perceive more of the activity of God in and around me. My desire is to come to know what it is to “see” Him more clearly each and every day. I want to see Him in the mundane, recognizing His goodness in the ordinary and not so ordinary events each day. For it is there, in that very place, satisfaction in God is truly discovered. The person anchored in God becomes blessed, feeling content in her life. There is joy which comes from taking refuge in God alone.
As I taste and see Him each day in the year ahead, I will say, “He is good!”