The question was asked: what is your word for this year?
Hmm…I was forced to think. What one word would I choose that would encompass my response to this new year of 2021 and my place in it? I can only speak for myself but perhaps my word could become yours as well.
STAY. If we can simply stay, in so many areas of life, we can deal with whatever 2021, or any other year, will throw at us. Here are my thoughts. You can probably add a few of your own to this list.
STAY in the Word.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
STAY in prayer.
This is the confidence in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. I John 5:14
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God, in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
STAY in the moment.
… do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Matthew 6:34
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
STAY connected with Life: family, friends, church.
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! Psalm 133:1
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
STAY calm and carry on!
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned. Isaiah 43:2
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
I offer you my word for 2021…STAY!