After a week of soul searching about what I wanted my 2013 word to be, it came to me. You see, I wanted the opposite of what I struggle with most which is worry & fear. I had an entire list of words:
it went on.....
and then in a whisper it came......peace.
You see, peace is the very OPPOSITE of fear and worry.
the very definition of peace:
freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
Freedom happened to be in my list as well......and I would say that worry & fear are very disquieting and oppressive thoughts.
so.....it came to me, after a restless night plagued with both worry and fear....I kept asking for calmness....peace.
For the bible tells us,
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Just so happened, I also had a couple of bible studies I picked up at a Women of Faith conference in 2011. I took them off my bookshelf and looked at them, there again was my word:
I am looking forward to doing this bible study as I reflect on my word. I have always admired a simple life...a simpler time. I think these go hand in hand and I'm very excited about this. When you find your word, you just....know.
I will share my One Little Word journey with you. If you are doing this, will you share your word with me, too? I'd love to follow along side you on your journey. Leave me a comment with your blog and your word!