faith :: one word 2013

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

It’s taken me forever to write this post and I’m not sure why. It did take me a long time to prayerfully hear from God on what my one word for 2013 is supposed to be. Then I pondered it some more. After all that, I realized, without a doubt, that it’s faith.

It’s an interesting season for us, stepping back into a role we held in the past but as different people. Combine that with a financial slump after a long sabbatical, and you’ve (I’ve) got many reasons to exercise faith.

I personally find it easy to get overwhelmed with needs, but after God speaking this one word to me, I feel like my prayers have a new edge of faith with them. I love how Matthew 17:20 says we only need to have faith of a mustard seed. A mustard seed is small!

So every day, as I’m standing at the sink washing my dishes, I’m praying and believing in faith that God is going to move in big and small ways. Every morning, when Jeremy and I steal away some quiet minutes before the kids wake up to drink coffee and pray, I’m grabbing that mustard seed as I believe in faith. I’m looking forward to 2014 and seeing how God stretches my faith.

Do you have a one word for 2013?

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    March 6, 2013 at 1:39 am

    what a great word for 2013!

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    March 6, 2013 at 2:28 am

    such a great word, jen! mine is 'with'. 🙂

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    March 7, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Mine is the same as last year: abide. I can certainly relate to your stepping out in faith, and it's beautiful to look back & see how much my faith grew as a result of it. Praying that you'll grow by leaps and bounds this year!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    March 9, 2013 at 6:35 am

    What a great word, and I love that you ponder it when you're doing one of your least favourite chores!!

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