My 2011 Word for the Year


My Word: My Word for 2011 is "Renew". 

1. resume (an activity) after an interuption. 
2. re-establish (a relationship)
3. repeat (an action or statement)
4. give fresh life or strength to.
5. replace (something that is broken or worn out)
6. to make (something) new, fresh or strong again. 
7. to make (a promise, vow, etc.) again.
8. to begin (something) again especially with more force or           enthusiasm. 
9. to begin or take up again. 

Vision Board:

"With the new day come new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone." -Audrey Hepburn

"It's never easy and it's never over and it will be a fight renewed each morning, but it it's possible."

"Every day you wak up with the opportunity to renew, refresh and reset. Today looks like a perfect day for a do-over." -Chalene Johnson

"Relax. Renew. Refresh."

"Sometimes, i need to go off on my own. I'm not sad. I'm not angry. I'm just recharging my batteries."

"When you take time with God and listen to His voice, He renews your strength and enables you to handle life."

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden." -Johann Von Goethe

"And suddenly you just know it's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."

"All our life transformation come from a renewed mindset." -Graham Cooke

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Renewal is what happens when you realize that some of this stuff you've been carrying around doesn't matter." -Rob Bell

I had a feeling that God was preparing me, changing me, and bringing me to a new place. Bringing back the things that I had lost, been taken away because of health issues or had been put on hold. The books I was reading were bringing light to how my parents divorce effected how I viewed relationships and marriage. The words I was reading was gving me insight on the effects of growing up as an adult child of divorce. 

Let Go:
In order to live the life God has for me I had to let go of the past. I had to accept healing from the Lord in my heart, mind and body. I had to let go of fear and let God break the walls that were built around my heart to try to protect myself. I had to accept my new normal in the health department and let go of the person I use to be. 

Reason why:  I had met a boy, I had been going to a housing class and making preprations to buy a home. Big life changes were in my near future. My health had put life on pause I had the opportunity to write new chapters. I had two big choices to make. Did I want to pursue a relationship and did I want to buy a house? The Lord was preparing me for both of these big life changes.                 

Bible Verses:

"He renews you by His love." Zepharniah 3:17

"And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you." Ezekiel 36:26

"...but those who hopein the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

"and provide for those who grieve in Zion' to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

"He had made everything beautiful in its time. he has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

"I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh." Exekiel 11:19

"Then the one seated on the throne said, "Look! I'm making all things new." He also said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." Revelation 21:5

"You're my place of quiet retreat I wait for your word to renew me." Psalm 119:114

"God, renew my energy when I am tired." Psalm 103:5

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." Jeremiah 31:25

"Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer." Psalm 94:39

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:10

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

"But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength." 2 Timothy 4:17

What I have learned:

1. God is always preparing our hearts. 

2. God is good and He knows the plans He has for us. Nothing is a     surprise to Him. 

3. God has the power to change situations around in our life. 

4. God is more concerned about our character than our comfort         level. 

5. God can renew our hearts and minds and lead us to be the person     He has designed us to be.  

Join the Conversation:

Is the "Word for the Year" new to you? Do you have a word for this year? How has your word impacted your life? Please share your word or any thoughts you may have. I would love to hear them!

Love and Prayers ❤


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