by Tammy Phillips
January 13, 2021
My son, attend (pay attention) to my WORD; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)
Each year, I don’t choose a word. The Word chooses me. The Holy Spirit guides me to a Word(s), His Word for my season. He usually leads me to word, a theme, a verse, a chapter, and/ or a book in the Bible. A WORD has bubbled in my spirit for the last 10 years at the beginning of the year. It could have been going on longer and me not have realized it. The word becomes my “banner” for the year. It is my guide and light. And each year the words build on each other.
2015: DO NOT FEAR
2017: GLORY & FOCUS
2018: BE BRAVE & STAND
2019: DO IT
2021: PLUMB LINE? RESOLUTELY ALIGN?
Sometimes, I get a word at the beginning of the year and sometimes it’s a few months into the year. As I have sought God, He has not failed to deliver His special word to me. The word so carefully chosen for me from the word of God reveals more and more about God. After all, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same (the Word) was in the beginning with God. All things were made by (the Word) him; and without him (the Word) was not anything made that was made. In him (the Word) was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4)
I enCOURAGE you to listen for your guide word. Most of all pay attention to the Word of God. Give it first place in your life. It is life and will light on your way. What is the word He has for you this year? I am still waiting on my exact word.