God often puts the people and things - or tools we need in front of us. Much like our founder Victor, had the idea to create a planner that helped him keep his focus on his Christian walk, choosing a word of the year was shown to us via our Facebook group last year. Many of our group members were talking about their word this past year, we thought it would be fun to share this quick tool with you on finding your word of the year and the scripture to accompany it.
What is a "word of the year"?
A word of the year is a guiding word that helps you move through your year. Choosing a guiding word based on scripture as we share below, can be transformative in your life. Why? Because God’s Word is a guidepost. When followed, leads to joy, peace, and awareness of the blessings He bestows on us. Even when faced with trials as we were in 2020. We can't tell you how many of our group members testifying how their word was "rest" or resilience, which were themes central in their life this past year.
How to choose your word of the year.
Below is a gif of several words. Screenshot the gif and voilà that is your word. Next, scroll down to the downloadable PDF
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Transversely you can screenshot this gif which shares scripture and find the accompanying word.
|Joy||Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.||James 1:2-3||NIV|
|Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.||1 Peter 1:8-9||NIV|
|Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.||Romans 12:12||NIV|
|Fortitude/Courage||“She clothes herself with fortitude, and fortifies her arms with strength”||Proverbs 31:17||ISV|
|Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.||1 Peter 4:12||ESV|
|The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will extol Him.||EX 15:2||NASB|
|Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.||Psalm 31:24||ESV|
|Peace||Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ||Romans 5:1 NKJV|
|for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.||1 Corinthians 14:33||NASB|
|Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.||Colossians 3:15||NIV|
|Love||Let all that you do be done in love.||1 Corinthians 16:14||NIV|
|We love because he first loved us.||1 John 4:19||NIV|
|There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.||1 John 4:18||NIV|
|Serendipity||But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.||Matthew 6:33||ESV|
|Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.||Proverbs 3:5-6||NASB|
|Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.||Col. 3:1-2||NIV|
|Bloom||The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.||Isaiah 40:8||ESV|
|But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.||Jeremiah 17:7-8||NIV|
|Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.||2 Corinthians 5:17||ESV|
|Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. . . . In whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God||1 Corinthians 7:17||ESV|
|Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.||Isaiah 41:10||ESV|
|Intentional||Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.||Isaiah 43:18-19||ESV|
|Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.||Philippians 3:12-14||ESV|
|For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.||Jeremiah 29:11||NIV|
|So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.||1 Corinthians 10:31||ESV|
|Kindness||For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.||Galatians 5:13||NLV|
|And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart||Galatians 6:9||NKJV|
|Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.||Colossians 3:12||NLV|
|Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.||Proverbs 21:21||NIV|
|Delight||Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.||Psalm 37:4||ESV|
|The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.||Zephaniah 3:17||ESV|
|Balance||To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:||Ecclesiastes 3:1||KJV|
|For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.||2 Timothy 1:7||NASB|
|You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness.||2 Peter 3:17||NASB|
|Stillness||Truly my soul finds rest in God: my salvation comes from him.||Psalm 62:1||AKJV|
|He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed||Psalm 107:29||ESV|
|Create||He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers||Exodus 35:35||NIV|
|We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith||Romans 12:6||NIV|
|For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do||Ephesians 2:10||NIV|