Friday, January 21, 2011


Have you heard any talk of picking a word for 2011? Several blogs that I follow have been posting about picking a word for this year, for instance Lisa and Michelle. I entered Lisa's contest and I said my word was JOY. My challenge for myself for this year is to find joy despite my circumstances. Not that my circumstances are all that bad but you know what I mean. I desire to be a joyful person and bring joy to those around me. Well this morning I was listening to KLOVE on the way to work and they were discussing picking a word for 2011 and I decided I want two words for the year! My other word is TRUST. Now, this is a challenge because I am very independent and have a tendency to take control. I need to learn to TRUST the Lord in everything instead of trying to plan and work to fix things myself. My mind goes to a song by Jennifer Knapp called "In the Name".

In The Name
------Jennifer Knapp

All these years to many ahead to think clear.
some say where's my crystal ball.
some men play the lottery makin bets against the governments economy.

They say I'd rather be rich than be alive at all.
When men in miry circumstances fall.
it won't be hard to tell where they placed their resolve.
Some trust in chariots. but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
To each his own won't lead you home and prob'ly never will.
I won't trust in the things I do.
they will not stand.
they won't come through.

So I'll trust in the name of the Lord my God...I'll trust in the name..
Picket fences may build our defense. In domestic wars of leisure suits.

That's OK it doesn't bother me. you can hold onto your philosophy of.

What's mine is mine, what's yours is yours, but whats the truth?

When the walls do crumble and they fall.
It won't be hard to tell where we place our resolve.
when the walls do crumble and what will I find to hold on to.
thats stronger than my Jesus?

Sing hallelujah... hallelujah..
When the walls do crumble and they fall
It won't be hard to see where we place our resolve...

I also think of Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding". I am going to do my best to TRUST and be full of JOY.

What would your word be for the year 2011?

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