What is a Word of the Year?

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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In 2009, I chose Patience. Prayer became the focus in 2010. Grace in 2011.  Abide in 2012.  This past year? Redeemed. In 2014? {See a post later this week to learn what word I have chosen.}

 My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word  is a great resource to learn more about the concept of using a Word of the Year. One word to focus on for the year.  Forget New Year's Resolutions.  When have you ever fulfilled all of them?  And if you have, may I ask, can I meet you?  You must be awesome!  LOL!  A Word for the Year is simpler...helps us focus on how God wants to change our hearts instead of us trying to change our behavior.  Real change only comes with heart change, right?

My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word lays out how to pick a word, how to allow God to use that word to transform you, and how to allow the word to "morph" into something unexpected that God has in store for you.  My greatest transformations in the past few years have come not from a bunch of resolutions, but in focusing on just a word. There is also a DVD study that follows a lot of what the book has to offer.

So are you game? Ready to throw out that list of resolutions?  Just say the word...

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