For the past two years I’ve chosen One Word and focused on it for 365 days. In 2014 it was Gratitude. In 2015 it was Intentional. God taught me a lot through these words. This year, however, one particular word hasn’t come to mind, so I’m giving myself grace. I figure God will teach me a lot in 2016 with or without One Word.
I will, however, carry my words from the past two years into the New Year.
Being intentional with my quiet time in 2015, brought my relationship with God to a new level. And honestly, I want it to grow even deeper in 2016. As I made quiet time a priority last year, I learned it doesn’t have to look a certain way. Because the truth is I am not a get up an hour before my kid and open the Bible kind of girl – and I think God’s okay with that.
The most important lesson I learned during my year of living intentionally is that if I wanted to be intentional and see change in other areas of my life, I had to start by being intentional with Him.
In 2014 I learned that when you stop practicing gratitude you grow immune to His glory around you.
I want to witness His glory, because it’s waiting to be discovered in the midst of the mess; in the most mundane moments of motherhood!
Gratitude enables us to see glory in the ordinary.
So this year, (like I did in 2014), I will list the gifts -one by one – until I reach a thousand.
I will carry my words from 2014 and 2015 into the New Year.
I will live intentionally grateful.