I didn't know what my verse would be until yesterday. The topic of our Wednesday evening Bible study was obedience...and by the end of the evening, I thought that might be my word for this year....but I wasn't sure what the verse would be. I initially had another scripture in mind; James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. But when I started reading through my Bible study notes again, I came across John 13:17. I liked the straight forward, concise way it stated this simple truth.
If ye know these things...I know there is much that I do not know, but there are many things that God has clearly shown me in his word.
happy are ye if ye if ye do them...But knowledge is of no benefit if it's not applied. True joy and peace come from obedience to God's word....Doing what I already know God has told me...consistently!
And there it was...my word for the year...not obedience, but consistent. That is my real struggle...to be consistent. So, as we begin a new year, I'm looking forward to seeing how this word, this trait, will manifest itself in the coming months.