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.
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: