Thursday, January 3, 2013

One Word 2013

I began to think about my one word for 2013 back in November.  I thought I had the perfect word for me.  It was something God deals with me often.  My one word was set.


My husband took me to a beautiful concert.  This concert was full of big named Christian artists.  I was thrilled to be going.  We arrived at the arena and the stage was set with beautiful Christmas trees and twinkling lights.  Soon the orchestra came in and sat down with their beautiful instruments.  Then the music began and Christmas carols fill the venue.  It was a magical time.


Matthew West came out and sang a song about the story of David.  His powerful voice pierces my heart.  As tears pool in my eyes, I feel God speaking to my spirit.

Please take a few moments to listen to this song before you read on {Matthew West sang at the concert but on the actual cd, and here in the video, the song is sung by Chris Tomlin}.

Did you hear it?  Did it pierce your heart too?

At the end of the day
I want to hear people say
My heart looks like Your heart

When the world looks at me
Let them agree
My heart looks like Your heart

Out of everything I do, I want people to look at me and see Jesus.  When I speak do they hear Him?  When I move do they see Him?  Does my heart reflect the heart of Jesus?

Coming here to this wonderful blogging world, I can speak words Christ lays on my heart.  You can come and see Jesus here.  While I strive to be very real with you, I come here to share what God lays on my heart.  But when I am at the grocery store, the gas station or driving down the road, is Jesus seen?  When I am home with my family, even on the hard days, do I mirror Jesus?  And when I am all alone, do my actions and thoughts look like that of my King?

Of course I want people to see in me a good mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend.  But if that is all they can say about me, if they cannot see Jesus in me, it is all for nothing.

This new year, now in 2013, I am going to focus on mirroring the heart of Jesus.  Therefore my new word is....

My word for 2013 is heart.  This new year, I want to focus on making my heart look like the heart of Jesus.

Each month I will share how I am doing with my one word.  My growth and my struggles.  I am looking forward to this new year, a fresh beginning.

What about you?  Do you have a word for 2013?  What is God leading you to work on this new year?

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  1. Beautiful post, and a great word!

  2. That's a great word for a year ... and for a life. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for sharing that song was amazing and great word heartine was pierced as well :)

  4. Thank you for sharing that song was amazing and great word heartine was pierced as well :)

  5. My word for this year is consistent. I blogged about my word here...

  6. That is a huge challenge Jennifer (or at least it would be for me). Mine is love, and I am already see how big that is for me! Look forward to seeing how you progress!

  7. I'm a new follower, and I wanted to tell you that I love your word for 2013! The song you posted was completely convicting and a prayer we all should have in our Christian walks. Looking forward to seeing how God uses this word in your life in 2013. God Bless!

  8. What a beautiful word for the year. I had not heard that song before - oh, my eyes filled. Thank you.

  9. "If they cannot see Jesus in me, it is all for nothing." Wow, so true and powerful. Thanks again for your kind words and I have been blessed by your post. Blessings!

  10. Great word, Jenifer. My word is Inconvenience.

  11. Sounds like you were powerfully, and providentially, led to your 2013 word. Can't explain how often God speaks to me through music/praise/worship. Maybe one year my word can be "song"? Thanks again for visiting my blog!


  12. My 2013 word is ABIDE. Is there I can get a button on my website? Thank you!

  13. Olivia, Melanie from Only A Breath is making free one word buttons. You can check it out here:

  14. Beautiful word and post! Being an example of God's love is an inspiring goal. Visiting you from Nicole's place, Sisters From Another Mister.


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