We are looking forward to 2017 and feeling reflective. Instead of resolutions we are have words and songs that lead us into the new year. We look toward Jesus as we celebrate a fresh start. What are your words, resolutions or songs for the new year?
Here’s my word for 2017: Abiding as in John 15:4 ‘Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.’
I try to bear fruit by myself all the time but my fruit is always the plastic kind like what you get from the craft store; it looks good but it doesn’t nourish anyone, nor is it life-giving like what you get from the life-giver. I don’t want to give from a place of emptiness anymore. Even though it takes time that I feel I don’t have, I need it. That is my prayer and goal for 2017. 🙂
This year I resolve to live a life with NO REGRETS!
My word for 2017 is Rest.
I want to slow down, not do to much and rest more in in His presence. I’ve realized now that I’m a Mom how crazy life gets, but also how fast it’s going. Spending more quite time with God will allow me to hand over more of life to Him. He knows the plans and with it comes a more fruitful life.
Psalm 62:5 “Yes, my soul, find rest in God: my hope comes from him.”
My song for the year is Jesus by Chris Tomlin.
The lyrics of My Victory by Crowder resonate powerfully with me as we head into 2017.
You carried sin and shame the guilt of every man
The weight of all I’ve done nailed into Your hands
Oh, Your love bled for me
Oh, Your blood in crimson streams
Oh, Your death is hell’s defeat
A cross meant to kill is my victory
My word for 2017 is Rise.
My word for 2017 is SEE. Sometimes I get so stuck in the daily muddle of life that I don’t stop and really see what God is up to. He leaves us so many breadcrumbs along the trail, but we are often so distracted we don’t see them.
I chose First by Lauren Daigle as my song this year as a simple reminder to look toward Christ first.