Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Verse and A Word

The Bible app "YouVersion" challenged its users to choose one verse as a focus verse for 2014.  I chose I Peter 5:6-7...

Several things pointed me to this me specific direction for focus:

  • Just be humble...don't worry about impressing or appeasing.  Who am I anyway?
  • God's timing is perfect...and in His time (not mine)...He will exalt me FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE (which should be my only concern).
  • Worry and anxiety is pride that basically states God cannot handle it or is unconcerned, so I must figure it out.
  • And that through the next 365 days, I am under His care.
Stay tuned and I'll refer to practical ways I'm applying this verse in the coming year.

I'm also doing Ali Edwards' One Little Word...where the challenge is to focus on one word as you travel over the next 365 days.  Last year my word was embrace.

My word for 2014 is "pursue."  Where will this take me?  Can't wait to see!

Thanking God today for these images found on my New Year's Day walk!


  1. The images are beautiful, the thoughts very worthwhile.

  2. Great verse and great word. And a great new year to you, my friend.

  3. Great word for the New Year! Enjoy Ali's One Little Word :)

  4. Wonderful images and words, Happy New Year

  5. Beautiful images! You've chosen well with your verse and word! I'll look forward to where they take you!

  6. I've read this post three times...there's so much more than can be gleaned from just one reading.
    May God fill you with His grace...

    Happy New Year!

  7. Wonderful, snowy images - I love teasel and with snow on it - gorgeousness! Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

  8. As always Denise such gorgeous presentation of your images, love the snow caps.

  9. Just beautiful. Words sure hit my heart and soul.


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