Do you have a word for 2019? I’d love to hear about it! I touched on my word for 2018 in my last post, and told you that I’d be sharing my word for 2019 today, along with some ideas to help in case you aren’t clear for yours.
My WORD for 2019 is:
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
First of all, let me say, I don’t believe we should box God in to giving us a one word focus for the year. However, I do believe that The Lord so desires for us to walk closer with Him, that he often gives us a WORD from HIS WORD.
I’ve put together a guide below to help you lean in and listen for your WORD for 2019 based on the acronym, WORD.
1)Want to know
Do you really desire to know what God wants you to focus on for 2018? Sure, we have our own great ideas for resolutions but do we really want to know what God would have us hone in on for the next 365 days? Ask God to give you a heart to hear His heart for you. Then ask Him to give you a WORD from HIS WORD. Then…
2)Open your eyes and ears
God speaks to us through His Word. Often, a passage or verse will seem to come to me FROM ALL DIRECTIONS. I will hear it on a podcast. Then, I will see it pop up in my email. Then my husband will mention it, and so on. This is when I pay close attention and know The Lord wants me to take note. So, I do in fact take note…
3)Respond to His Guidance
Do a word study using a concordance on the WORD you hear Him speak to you. Write down relating scriptures containing the Word. Memorize and meditate on the number one verse that speaks to you. This will help you to….
4)Declare the WORD over the next year
Speak YOUR WORD inside of YOUR VERSE aloud to God. Pray it back to Him. Everyday, declare who He is and what He’s doing through the Word and who you are and what He wants you to do through the Word. For me, this would look like me saying, God, I know you are HERE, helping me and counseling me in every step I take. Since you are HERE, I want to be HERE too. Help me to live out the verse you gave me for this year, realizing that you are HERE and that I need to let you in to the deep places in my heart that need your touch.
So, friends, what is your WORD? I’d love to hear below! Tomorrow I’ll be going deeper into some application about how to set yourself up to DECLARE YOUR WORD all year long.
Happy New Year! Cheers to a closer walk with Jesus in 2019!