For the past few years now a group of my friends and I have participated in the My One Word study and challenge. I have enjoyed seeing God stretch me and teach me through the power of one small word. For those of you interested in learning more about this concept and process check out this book!
My One Word for 2017 is… Grace.
After reflecting on the past year and praying for 2017 I really felt like God is wanting me to focus on Grace. Learning how to extend Grace to others but also learning how to have Grace for myself. 2 Corinthian 12:19 says
“‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
To say I’m excited about my one word for this year is to say the least. It’s amazing how God has already woven my word into my everyday life. Before I even selected Grace as my one word I stopped by LifeWay Bookstore on my way back from Christmas up north. Sitting there on the shelf was this hot pink book with gold lettering and a pineapple. If you know me you know I love the color pink, so obviously I picked it up. After skimming a few pages I decided to buy it. Can you guess what the name of the book was? Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley.
Up until here recently I wouldn’t have described myself as a perfectionist. I use to think I was pretty easy going and chill. My eyes have been open to see I really do need to have more Grace with the things I do and the people around me. I encourage you to choose a word this year and watch as God uses it to blow your mind.
Bellow are a few words my sweet and precious friends choose for 2017