January 15, 2013

my word.

I think one of my favorite things this year so far has been reading posts about the "word" some of you have been given for the year.
I have been thinking, ruminating, and praying for my own for about three weeks now.
God gave me one about two weeks and six days ago.
But instead of taking it as the gift that it was, I kept thinking,
"Really? That's it? That's boring. So cliche. Overused. It sounds religious."
So I would go back to the drawing board, read scriptures, ect. and this word just kept popping up in some way.
Like it would be in a definition of a different word that I would look up.
Or even better, I have found myself in situations so needing this word.
So I surrendered, repented, and thanked God for pressing me.

1 a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b: on in which confidence is placed
2 a: dependence on something future or contingent: hope

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I have been a self proclaimed lover of adventure and a challenge.
We have experienced that this year more than ever.
But in that, I have developed more fear than I've had before.
The more you go through life there is so much more at risk.
We have way more to gain but also way more to loose.
I am tired of being led by fear.
It's stealing from what He has promised us.

"For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence."
Psalm 71: 5

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, 
and do not lean on your own understanding.
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
 and He will make straight your paths."
 Proverbs 3:5-6

"You keep him in perfect peace 
whose mind is stayed on you,
 because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock." 
Isaiah 26:3-4

I am now so grateful for this word.
Each day I ask for more of it.
It has made me more excited for what is next because I am confident in His faithfulness.
I am thankful that such a 'simple' word is anything but simple.
It's actually pretty huge.


  1. I'm so proud of you. Made me weep again. When you begin to understand the enormity of what trust really is, it's anything but boring. It's my life blood. It has to be. It takes courage, sacrifice and total selflessness. NOT for the faint of heart. If warriors in the battle did not trust, they would utterly fail. Man's way (to lean on his own understanding and motives) is easy at first but hard in the end. God's way (to surrender and TRUST Him) is difficult at first but easy in the end. But it literally takes recommitment every morning. And that's where you'll find his new mercies, waiting for you. Keep it up, my Love.... His plans are bigger than anything we can imagine. Even when our men can't see it :). Love you so....

  2. golly just a few minutes ago i was crying out to God to please give me more faith or trust in Him. i think of the verse "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief" Mark 9:24. and i realize that some of my fears too also come from lack of trust. and how weird that i come here and read this blog post a few minutes later! i don't believe in coincidences.

  3. I love this...love all those verses. I'm in the middle of it right now, am I going to trust in God and his plan? Or fear. What a great thing to read as I'm getting ready to sleep for the night.

  4. Such a beautiful post. And a very powerful word. Thank you for sharing your heart my friend.

  5. yes. love this. love that you really dug into why it was "your word" and now have such a full understanding of it. it's a good word.

    love you kaylee

  6. so good, kaylee.
    grateful for a god who doesn't leave us alone, he presses us!
    excited to see how he grows you more and more as you have this focus. trust.

    love you! xo