Today is a new beginning, a fresh start. Near the beginning of every year, I ask God to give me a word I can carry and refer back to throughout the year. Last year my word was “fire,” which was unusual, but then again, it was an unusual year, and I believe the word fire explains it well. My word for this year is “persevere.” I didn’t want that word and asked for a different one, but God made it clear that it would serve me well and assured me he would help me persevere. Take a moment today and ask God to give you a word; you will be surprised at how he will use it to teach you his ways. It could be a prophecy.
Begin by asking God for a word; it will be the first word that pops into your head; you won’t be able to shake it; believe me, I tried. My word came before I even finished asking. See if it works for you. Then, take a moment and look it up in the Bible and find a verse that seems fitting, and remember that verse and word throughout this next year. I would love to hear the word he gave you. Keep me posted.
knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21