Monday, December 15, 2014

A Fearless Conclusion

In January, I wrote about my word for the year, fearless. I thought the word was to help me battle fears from my childhood and young adult years, and that may have been true for I was often fearful in my younger years. But now that the year is coming to a close I see that God was preparing me for my grandmother's failing health and eventual death and my health issues (read a little about them here, here, and here). I know that God has given me the grace I need to be courageous during the difficult times and the doubts and worries that plague my mind. 

I have not continued to update the blog with the Bible verses that I chose to commit to memory this year. And I must admit that while I know them better, I can not tell you that I have learned them fully, please don't quiz me on them! 

I committed to memorizing six verses. 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Isaiah 41:10

Psalm 56:3-4

2 Timothy 1:7

1 John 4:18

1 Peter 3:13-14

As the year comes to close, I will spend the next couple of weeks praying for my word for 2015. I want to be open to all God has to show me, but I am sort of hoping for the word renew or restore or health. But I am open to the word that he places on my heart. 

Did you have a word for this year? How did your word help you to grow in Him this year? Are you asking God to reveal your word for 2015 to you? I would love to know your story. 


  1. Erica - I love the idea of a word for the year. I am going to consider this too. When I look back at the overview of your year the word fearless was really a perfect fit! Prayers for you as you begin a new year!

    1. Thanks for the prayers, Christina. :)

  2. We are praying for you, my friend!.

    I can't even remember what my words of the year were for 2014...I had to look back in my blog posts. They were trust and patience. I think that turned out to be very appropriate for what 2014 brought us. We had to do lots of trust and practice lots of patience this year. I had thought patience referred to my patience with my kids, but really, it has more been about patience with job searching and God's plan for us.

    1. I appreciate your prayers, Amelia. I am praying that Ben finds a great job soon! :)


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