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Sunday
Jan012012

#OneWord365: Trust

I have read a lot of tweets this weekend with the hashtag: #oneword365. My curiosity was piqued and I found the person who started it. Alece runs a site called One Word 365 and it is a community of people who are all focusing on one word for the entire year. I really like the idea of ruminating on one thing for 365 days. I think it really gives you time to concentrate, or meditate, on it.

The word that keeps coming to me is trust.

Trust means:

a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something (New Oxford American Dictionary)

Trust relates to a lot of things I struggle with, control, fear, lack of faith, hope, etc. When I trust God as a loving Father, I do not need to fear things I cannot control. This isn't saying life will go perfectly or I won't have any struggles, but it is saying that He is in charge of my life, not me.  

I thought of this verse when I was considering trust:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5,6 NLT)

I would love to read about the word you've chosen and I'm excited about the next year as I contemplate the word trust.

Linking up with Alece and OneWord365 community:

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Reader Comments (10)

Malisa, that verse is exactly what I needed to read this morning. Seriously, thank you for posting that! I think trust is the word that I'm focusing on as well.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi

Jodi, are you going to choose a word for the year? We could do update posts throughout the year on our words! That'd be great. I'm glad my post was an encouragement to you. Sometimes, I don't know if what I'm writing is for me or for my readers. Thanks for always writing something positive, it really brightens my day.

January 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

I too have been interested in reading what people have chosen for their word of the year. I personally have never chosen one, but definitely want to this year. I've got a few swirling around in my head, I need some time with the Lord to figure out exactly which one it should be!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Schuff

That is the word for me this year! TRUST.........why is it so hard sometimes?
I think, personally, because of fear.........so I want to grow in allowing His perfect love to cast out that fear and trust Him each day with ALL of the little and the big! Yes to trust.

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersheri

Yes, Aunt Sheri! That's a great reminder: perfect love casts out all fear. Fear seems to be the opposite of trust and I want to eradicate it from my heart & mind.

January 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

What a good word. Its such a struggle for me. I know I can trust God but I'm afraid to because of past times my trust has been misused. I know He wont misuse it but so often I cant distinguish God from man

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy McCollister

I LOVE this! My word for this year is commitment...in small things and big things, committing everything I am to Him and trusting that He will never lead me astray!

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Great word, Beth! I'm looking forward to the changes that will take place in your life as you keep your word.

January 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

Love it!

I think, with my hearts reflections over the last couple weeks, my word might just be RESTORATION.

I need to go check out the website and really think about this for my year. Great post and great share.

January 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPC

Restoration. That's an amazing word, PC. Looking forward to reading about whatever word you choose!

January 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterMalisa Price

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