Friday, December 30, 2016

One Word 2017


He seems to be uppermost in my thoughts this morning and I am thankful for that.  I read something a few days back and knew immediately what my ONE word for the coming year would be.  It's different than the normal words you would have and yet I know...without a doubt...this word is right for me this next year.  My ONE word encompasses so much and is for everyone and personal and only for me at times.  My ONE word is JESUS.  He is the Author and the Finisher of my faith. 
This comes from

Hebrews 12:2 AMP

Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

I also like verse 12 AMP
So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees,

Then verses 26 and 27 talk about how God shook the earth with His voice but He will shake all of creation and only what's found to be unshakeable will remain. We must follow Christ if we are to be part of His unshakeable matter what happens here on earth.  We must build our life on and in JESUS and follow Him only.

Normally I have a verse to go with my word but it seems...and I had no idea of this until I was just now writing...that I have a whole chapter for 2017...and this is a good thing!  

I also know that my ONE word is not just for me. is for others as well.  JESUS...all I know right now is that He is all encompassing...for everyone in every circumstance of their life...and sharing is inevitable.  JESUS...He is mine...and yours and yours and yours...everyone who will bend a knee and accept HIM...

The verse of the day from Bible Gateway fits in so nicely;

John 16:33 AMP
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.  In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted!  For I have overcome the world.  [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

To all who need strength today...look to one else will do.