My one word for 2018

If you’re like most people, each January goes something like this: You choose a problematic behavior that has plagued you for years and vow to reverse it. In fact, you can probably think of two or three undesirable habits—make that four or five.

Thus begins the litany of imperfections to be perfected commonly known as “New Year’s Resolutions.” All of which are typically off your radar by February.

“My One Word” is an experiment designed to move you beyond this cycle. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD.

For 2018, my one word is OBEDIENCE which is perfect becuse I know I am not always as obedient as I need to be. And, for that one reason alone, I am really missing out.

“Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him” (Psalm 128:1). The Bible often tells us that God blesses and rewards obedience. James 1:22-25 says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. . . . Whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”


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21 replies

  1. Great idea and I love your word. Imagine if all the followers of Jesus were focused on obedience.

    Be blessed in 2018. God is in a stunning mood.

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  2. Yes too many Christians don’t see the Great God who wants them to stay close to Him.

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  3. I love that word. It covers everything. Happy new year, James. May God help you to fulfill that desire to be obedient.

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  4. Reblogged this on Truth in Palmyra and commented:

    I have to say, this one word sure is a good replacement for a list or resolutions that will never be followed through with. Comments closed here; blessings and enjoy!

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  5. Excellent! Obedience should be a word for all of us!

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  6. The best I’ve seen yet! I love that you are choosing “obedience.” When I read your word, I immediately thought of Joshua 24:15: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” I wish to take up that challenge, too!

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