Monday, December 29, 2014

A Vision and Word for 2015

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18a

I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that 2015 is just around the corner. Whenever I find myself looking ahead to a new year, I begin praying about what God has for me to do.
Several years ago, I attended a conference for women and the speaker challenged the attendees to ask God for a word for the year for us to concentrate on and study throughout that time. In the past, I've studied God's Word and learned more about joy, peace, gratefulness, and hope. As I began to lean toward 2015, I sensed God directing me toward the word, 'believe'.

Along with choosing a word for the New Year, I also pray and ask God to show me various goals to set as well. It can be something like - writing a book, leaning toward healthy relationships, losing weight... any number of things. God desires for us to seek Him as we set these goals.

As you think about 2015 what 'word' and goals do you believe God wants you to set? Be assured of this... "Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!" Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Here's my word - Hirihokenten.

    I'm cheating; it's not a word, but a phrase, a Japanese transliteration of a Chinese philosopher's statement that it is good to consider dept, but not necessary to consider death.

    In other words - we have responsibilities, not rights.

    Hirihokenten was the motto chosen by Kusunoki Masashige, who met his end at his own hand after the Battle of the Minato River (Minatogawa) in 1366.

    Though a hero to this day in Japan, there is more; his wife, on the eve of his final departure, write a letter in which she wished that time were as a spool of thread, that in unrolling, the past could become the present.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Andrew and sharing your phrase for the year. Blessings to you.

  3. I am going to work on being - Thankful in all things!

    1. That's a good one, Deanna. That was my word for 2013. :)