Happy New Year friends! I pray that each of you had a blessed Christmas and wonderful holiday season.
A little over a year ago I was struggling to come up with my One Word for 2014. So many great words and so many great things to focus on, but none felt right. Suddenly I realized why I hadn't come up with my word; I hadn't prayed about it. That realization brought on another realization. My prayer life had been slowly dwindling over the previous months. I knew it was time to get back to talking with my Father. My One Word became pray.
How did I do with my focus word for the year?
I'll admit that there were times of struggle. Weeks would go by where I talked to God continually and it was easy. It was good. Then there would be times where it was more difficult. I think that is normal. I think we go through seasons.
The good thing is, I was more aware of it. Some of the hard times, I would just sit there and say the name of Jesus. Sometimes I told God it was hard to pray. He knows. He created us and knows are heart.
But I became aware of the need for prayer in my life. I was intentional about making it not just a daily thing to check of my to-do list, but talking with God all throughout the day. Just because the year 2014 has come and gone, praying will always be something I am intentional about. God loves when we talk to Him.
What was your One Word or New Year's Resolution for 2014? How did you do with it? I would love to hear about your experiences so please comment!
*Come back on Thursday as I share my One Word 2014!
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