This year, as I tried to decide my word/verse, I started by making a list of sin areas and things I need to work on. Talk about depressing! However, as I went through the list, I kept coming back to the word “anxiety.” I thought about using that as my word and maybe using Philippians 4:6-7 as my verse. However, that seemed to focus more on the problem and not the resolution.
As I prayed about the list and searched my Bible for more verses, I decided to focus on the opposite of anxiety. So my word for 2014 is PEACE. My verse is Isaiah 26:3.
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
I thought this captured where I WANT to be more than where I AM at the moment. It also focuses on HOW to get there: keep my mind stayed (focused) on the Lord.
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