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My Word for 2017

STILL

That’s my word for 2017.

still

And I love to have a Bible verse to go with the word…

Be still, and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10

(A dear friend made this plaque for me many years ago… Hi Sarah!🙂 )

And I love to have a song…

As I searched for songs with Still in the title, I discovered Hillsong has a song…

Some of the lyrics of Still by Hillsong go like this…

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still, know You are God

Which reminded me of this song I LOVE… I’m already on my 3rd time listening to it as I type out this blog post 🙂

And this quote I LOVE… I remember grabbing it from my mum’s house years and years ago… she had it in a daily quotes package… I carried it around in my purse for about a decade…

I can trust the waves for I know the One who made the ocean.

I mentioned that quote and song in a blog post almost 3 years ago.

I’ve been drawn to that song for so long.

So I’ll grab hold of it for this year, to go with my word, to anchor me in the rising oceans and the waves that will inevitably come this year. Don’t they always come? Isn’t there always waves in life? Would I want it any other way?

Sometimes.

Be they good waves or bad, easy or hard, I will focus on STILL.

I know this requires trust. I know this requires submission. I know this requires obedience. But most of all I know this requires love. Knowing that I am loved. Beyond anything I can imagine. And it’s OK to STILL when I’m loved that way.

I will try to remember.

Do you have a word for 2017?

I’d love to hear it 🙂

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