Do you search for a verse to start off the New Year? Do you make resolutions? I am making a new traditions start with giving up resolutions and focusing on a word. One New Word.  This is a new concept for me, one that I discovered online at  It was hard for me to widdle my desires down to one word and I’m down to actually, two. I need to widdle it down one more time.

My first word is… Intentional. I love new adventures and I am easily swayed off track when I should be focusing on the task at hand. I need a new focus. I also desire to have purpose and be intentional in my words and deeds. Life is too short not to live my life with the intention to live with purpose. And as God would have, my first assignment in a class I’m taking is on Colossians 3:1-4… on focus)

3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (esv)

My second word is Believe.. Believer.  Am I living my life as if I believe what I claim? Is Jesus who He claims to be in my life? Yes, but I still wondering if I am believing with all that I am? I believe Jesus is the Son of God. I believe He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. I believe the Whole Word of God. Am I living in such a manner that people who know me, know I am a Believer? When life gets tough, do I believe in His promises? I desire to go deeper this year! I am looking for New opportunities and New reasons to move forward this year!

My Verse: Revelations 21:3-5a

          And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,
          and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
           And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”(nasb)
This is my verse for the New year… He dwells in my heart and I am holding onto this..He is making all things new!
What’s your word?


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