Last year, my word was "joy." I wanted to find joy in everyday living. Joy, not necessarily happiness. I know that the joy of the Lord is my strength and I found that focusing on gratitude helped me keep an attitude of joy.
But now it is 2013. I have to admit that for a few days I struggled with picking out my word. Actually, Elissa (our oldest daughter) was my inspiration. She was quoting Lloyd Ogilvie who said there were 366 admonitions to "fear not" in the bible - one for every day of the year including leap year. I felt excitement thinking about it, so I've decided that 2013's word would be "fearless."
I do not think I am bound by fear in any way, but I do let my insecurities keep me from being all that I feel God is calling me to be. I also know a lot of people who seem to let fear keep them from maturing in the faith. Therefore, as much as I am able, I will be examining these "fear not" scriptures and sharing whatever insight God gives me.
I will still participate in some of my favorite writing challenges such as Daybooks, Friday Favorite Fives, and 5 Minute Fridays, etc. but at least a couple times a week we'll examine the Word together on this topic.
Join me on this journey to be fearless - won't you?
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