I had my One Word for 2016 all planned out. I had a blog post all written and ready to post on the 1st of January 2016 and 2 days before the end of the year another word chose me!
So today, I unveil my One word for 2016.....
And the word is.....
This word hit me full in the gut! It did somersaults in my heart. Every single day of my life I have choices. Looking back on the last year, a lot of my choices were negative, self-destructive, and not life-affirming. I have not been choosing life! In my words, in my thoughts, I have been choosing "not life"! God in His Word has given us a choice...
Deut 30 vs 15-20: (15) “Listen closely, I have set before you today life and prosperity (good), and death and adversity (evil); (16) in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk [that is, to live each and every day] in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgements (precepts), so that you will live and multiply, and that the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to possess. (17) But if your heart turns away and you will not hear and obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, (18) I declare to you today that you will certainly perish. You will not live long in the land which you cross the Jordan to enter and possess. (19) I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, (20) by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding closely to Him; for He is your life [your good life, your abundant life, your fulfilment] and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord promised (swore) to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
And so today, I not only unveil my One word, I unveil also my scripture for the year:
Duet 30 v 19: I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore, you shall choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants
So bloggers, what is your One Word for 2016?