I thought it would take a lot of time and thinking to determine just one word for the theme for my whole year. But pondering it briefly yesterday, I realized that there is a pattern to my prayer for myself and my life this year.
I want to focus more on my husband.
I want to focus more on homemaking and housework.
I want to focus on a specific, pretty big project for school.
Most importantly, I want to focus more on my heavenly Father and His Word.
So, my one word for 2013 is:
I really want to work on this, this new year. Life goes by so quickly. I've had people tell me that one's twenties are the most exciting part of life, with the most changes and new experiences, but they are also the years that go by the fastest. Before I know it, I'll be graduated from college (just a year to go!), a mommy (Lord willing, and no we are not pregnant yet), moving, starting a new life as my husband begins teaching, and who knows what else. I don't want to miss any of the blessings that God gives me each day. I want to pay attention to the little things, and not take anything for granted.
And how do you take special notice of the little things?
You focus. Zoom in on the details. Ignore the distractions that surround you. Pay attention to what's important in that one moment.
That's how I want to live my life this year: savoring each moment as it comes, focusing on what is at hand, and not letting myself get distracted by what the world throws at me. I don't want so much to look toward the future as I want to experience the present.
Pray for me? That God would help me ignore the distractions and focus on the important?
And if you're doing One Word--tell me about it! Link up your post about your One Word in the comments. I'll be praying for you, too.