My 2016 Word for the Year


My Word: 
My word for the year of 2016 is "Grace."


1. The free and unmerited favor of God toward man, as manifested       in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

2. The free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in Salvation     of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. 

3. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor, disposition to       benefit or serve another. 

4. Getting what we don't deserve. 


favor, approval, approbation, acceptance, esteem, regard, respect, goodwill, generosity, kindness.

My Vision Board: 

"Sometimes it helps in the moment to think People aren't being difficult. They are having difficulty." -Ann Voskamp

"There is nothing more class or powerful than showing forgiveness and Grace to someone who doe not deserve it."

"Receive Grace, Give Grace, Live Grace."

Grace is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.'

"Grace wins every time."

"She has fire in her soul and Grace in her heart."

Grace is having a relationship with someones heart, not their behaviors."

"Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken and the heal the hurting."

"There is nothing more classy or beautiful than showing forgiveness and Grace to someone who does not deserve it. "

"Now your Grace is with me and I will never be alone."

"The Grace of God is given in spite of our circumstances. God's peace comes when our difficulties would suggest otherwise." -Sally Clarkson

"Grace holds you when everything else falls apart- and whispers that everything is really falling together." -Ann Voskamp

Receive Grace in my life and more importantly be able to extend grace without thought or hesitation. That grace would be a natural part of life. For the Lord to reveal to me through His word the wisdom behind the word Grace. To accept more of His grace in my life and to be able to extend grace to the people around me. 

Let Go: 
Let go of the past to make room for the future, for more good things of the Lord. let go of material things that hold me down. Let go of other peoples stuff (emotions, pasts etc.) to make room for grace. Let go of how I think life should be and look like. 

Reason why:
I choose this word grace because situations keep arising and all I can think of is the word grace. Situations don't make sense, are complicated, the one thing that keeps popping in my head is grace. Grace for the situation, for the people involved, a specific person, for myself... I don't understand why people do or don't do specific things, only God does... 
I want to learn in a deeper way, how to extend grace and know in my heart the fullness of God's grace. Allow His grace to flow through me and give me the means to enjoy the things of life even in the midst of pain and suffering. I am experiencing stiffness and unexplained symptoms including unable to walk or move at times. But God in His grace allows me to not dwell in the pain and suffering and be able to find joy and enjoy life on the better days. 

Bible Verses:
After your season of suffering, God in all His Grace will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

For it is by Grace you have been save, through faith... it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

Grow in Grace and understanding. 11 Peter 3:18

My Grace is sufficient for you, For my Power is made perfect in weakness. II Corinthians 12:9

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the on and only Son who came from the Father, full of Grace and truth. John 1:14

Grace and Peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. II Peter 1:2

Let us then approach God's throne of Grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find Grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

But since you excel in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in love we have kindled in you-see that you also excel in this grace of giving. II Corinthians 8:7

For the Grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11

For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under Grace. Romans 6:14

And if by Grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, Grace would no longer be grace. Romans 11:6

For from his fullness, we have all received, and Grace upon Grace. John 1:16

What I have learned: 
1. God's grace is enough. 
2. We are all in need of God's grace. 
3. Grace is easy to give when we try to understand where other         people are coming from and give them the benefit of the doubt. 
4. Grace is undeserved, unmerited, unearned and His favor on our       life. 
5. God gives us grace and strength to make it through the tough       things of life. 

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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