Usually on the first of January I receive a word that sets the course for the year. But this year I’ve struggled with hearing a word for 2012. It has been very discouraging and the month is nearly over! Until today.
Today I heard so simply. The Hebrew word, Radaph, means to follow after or attend closely upon. This year I will devotedly seek after the things God has for me This word has another meaning as well. It can mean to chase away or put to flight. So this year I will remove, with the same intensity, that which should no longer be in my life.
My One Word for 2012 is:
Pursue God’s will for all of my life.
Pursue the dreams He has placed inside me.
Pursue the desires of my heart He has appointed for me.
Pursue removing sin in my life.
Pursue the relationships he brings into my life.
Pursue the abandonment of knowing Him.
Pursue the beauty of His creation.
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” I Samuel 30:8