As usual I am a day late and a dollar short, but I thought this was a really interesting concept and I wanted to share, however late I may be.
KLOVE radio was promoting a movement called by My One Word. The idea here is to select one word that you want to be your theme for the year. You focus your prayers and your energy into living out whatever your word represents to you.
One of the DJ's at KLOVE picked clear as her word. She was struggling to find her word and shortly after praying about it the word clear came to her. Thinking it was a little strange, she looked up the definition and found: 1) free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness; light: a clear day. 2) transparent, 3) without discoloration, defect, or blemish, and 4) easily understood; without ambiguity. One simple word can have a multitude of meanings. Look at those definitions in terms of your relationship with Christ. In Christ you are free from darkness, defect or blemish. You want your Christianity to be transparent to others and you want both the Word as you study and your faith to be easily understood by others. Isn't that amazing?
Lysa TerKeurst from Proverbs 31 Ministries said she picked crave for her word. Which makes perfect sense with her new book, Made to Crave (which I will post a review for very soon!). She wants to focus on craving God this year, so she made crave her focus word.
I debated long and hard on whether this was going to be something I was going to participate in. I heard a lot of words that I liked with abundant explanations as to why they were picked, but none of them felt like home. They weren't MY word.
On the very last day of the KLOVE promotion my word came to me like a comet streaking brightly across the sky.
In 2011 my goal is to be free of the strongholds that bind me; free from the ties to the past that still wound me; free to love my creator with my whole heart; to enjoy freedom from physical pain, and experience the freedom on relying on God rather than myself.
If you are interested in learning more about My One Word here is the official website link -
I would love to hear about it if you picked your word for 2011.
In His Peace -