One Little Word

With 2012 coming to an end, I have spent a lot of time marveling at God's goodness and power in my life. He is constant and faithful and steady and true and trustworthy. He is always cheering me on and always there. He lifts me and loves me and fills me and I could just write pages and pages of his goodness.

In January of 2012 the Holy Spirit impressed a word upon my heart that, as the year progressed, would prove to be life changing for me. I would say that this word characterized most of my 'God moments' during 2012. Powerful......

The word?


Completely surrendered. Completely His. Completely now. Completely complete in Him.

During the last week of December 2012 I had a similar experience. This time it started with a verse.

Micah 6:8 says:

O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right,
to love mercy
and to walk humbly with God.

This is what God requires of us.

And shortly after this verse found its way into my heart, I heard a whisper in my ear, "Do the Gospel".

This word is resonating in my soul, ricocheting through my mind, filling up my heart, and touching my feet, my hands, my mouth, every part of me is feeling this simple little word.


I think God has big plans this year. I am not going to let go of 'completely', hopefully ever, but the temple is being built, the next brick is being carefully laid.

Do. This has no connotation of works righteousness. Can you understand that? It took me too many years to figure out that my Father loves me for ME, not for what I 'do' for Him.

I really love all of you who allow me to share my heart and life with you. I am looking forward to this year and hoping that some of you will come out from behind your computer and let me get to know you. I would be so blessed to hear from you! Please take time to add your comments and your life experiences. Let's get to know each other this year!

Do you have a word for this year? Or a verse? How is God leading you?

Be encouraged my friend. You are loved beyond comprehension, bigger than Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis! As my 5 year old would say, arms stretched out tight.




BARBIE said…
To be completely surrendered, this is my heart's cry as well. I shared about my One Word on my blog! My word is "simply" - to simply love, simply live and simply give.
Renee Pierce said…
I enjoyed reading your blog Barbie! I look forward to seeing it unfold in your life this year. God is already challenging me to step out and do the gospel. I think for me, this will be a year of big changes and A LOT of water walking.

Grace and peace to you my new friend,

Lisa B. said…
Do the gospel! Excellent! I am learning more and more just what the gospel includes and means... learning to accept God's view and opinion of me because of what Jesus finished on the cross.... Learning that what we see who Jesus is and what He does is seeing the Father... Learning what God's views and opinions are of Jesus... Learning that God's view and opinion of me is reality... Learning that He is ONLY GOODNESS and has ONLY GOOD plans for me... Learning... Learning.... Learning... Delightful and Restful...
Renee Pierce said…
I love you friend!
Colorful Heart said…
ha-ha! just commented on your current post, then went looking at your archives and found this post. I think it's funny that we have words for the year that are polar opposites. Isn't it cool how God speaks individually to each one of us with what we most need?
Renee Pierce said…
Amen sister! He is GOOD to us!!
Unknown said…
Wow. This is really inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing your heart :)

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