For many years, I've chosen a Word of the Year that I try to study and embrace. In December, I usually start my quest to find "the" word. I received a special package and in it had a book called The Year of Cozy. I jumped at the the thought of the word cozy. I imagined warm blankets and flickering candles and the warmth that this word would bring. But as I pondered it more, it didn't feel like this was the right year. After so many years of trials, I knew I wasn't in the place to find cozy without some things being restored first.
I knew that restore was my one word for the upcoming year!
I've already been applying the word in my life. I am deep in thought and seeking this path of restoration - not only for my health, but in so many areas of my life that have suffered - health, homeschool, our home, our fellowship and worship, and so much more. I see I not only want the word restore to permeate deeply, but I need the word restore to be active and productive in my life.
I never know where my word of the year will take me, but I am looking forward, with excitement, to what restore will bring this year.
My past words are often still part of my life.
2009 ~ Compassion ::we've been sponsoring through Compassion ever since!::
2010 ~ Yearn ::I wanted more of God's guidance in so many areas -- still do!::
2011 ~ Tomorrow ::it always holds the memories of today!::
2012 ~ BeLoved ::I needed to accept things as they were::
2013 ~ Abundance ::I saw so much abundance and saw areas having too much::
2014 ~ Be still ::I needed patience -- oh a struggle to embrace at times::
2015 ~ Nourish ::"I" had good intentions for this word, but God had better plans to nourish me differently ... spiritually. This required SLOW -- exactly where He wants me to be now.::
2016 ~ Slow ::a year + unfolded with so many "beauty full" moments::
2017 ~ Restore