The Word For The Year In Prints
Do you have a word for the year?
I've just received my #powersheets from Cultivate What Matters and I CAN NOT wait to get started. One of the parts to the planner (I went for the 6 months rather than the year option... little less daunting!) includes evaluating your previous year, any goals you may have set/achieved, and how you're feeling leading up to the next year. Well let's just confess now, I didn't get past March in my 2017 planner as we had to move back to England and spent the rest of the year trying to keep up with what day of the week it was. Well ! This year I DECLARE will be different. The #powersheets planner encourages you to think of a word that can sum up or inspire your hopes for the coming year. I wonder what yours would be?
A few of my 'words' in the years past have been: Joy, Rest, and Presence.
Friends and I were doing it a few years ago before we noticed it crop up on trend in journals and planners, and advertised on the internet. Not to say we got there first, as obviously someone gave us the idea initially! Thank you ladies!
What is a 'Word for the Year'?
The idea of finding your word is to pray and ask God first. Asking for a word that will motivate you, or perhaps remind you of His words and promises, or a word that IS a promise, or perhaps a word that reflects a new start, a new venture. It’s not meant to be strenuous or a striving for signs in the sky or prediciton! I wouldn't go and choose SURVIVE if I was particularly panicking about how I was going to endure the next 12 months, but if the word THRIVE came to mind, that would surely encourage a healthy perspective.
It's all about an invitation, listening to the whisper of His voice which guides us towards Himself, His heart, His Home. The whisper that declares: I see you and know you and have good good plans for you.
Some ideas, you may like: READ, COURAGE, BEFRIEND, PERSEVERE, LAUGH, HOPE.
So why don’t I give you a minute to think, pray. Go do it…..
I’ll just wait.
Once you’ve prayed, be listening for a word that comes to mind, it might be the first or second that seems to bounce inside and not fall flat. Write it down. Be praying this week for God to confirm it - through situations, nature, conversations etc.
Is that word still popping up and is another word getting your attention? No rule which says you can’t have two. Or if there's something the word may represent that seems to stir and inspire you, pick that!
If you want... Ask God more about the word and how it applies, seek His perspective on your year ahead.
Pin the word up somewhere where you'll see it every day.
I'm thinking of two words for my year:
SOAR and DEVOTED
I'm going to print and frame: Devoted, what will you choose?
Did you follow our advent series* on Instagram and Facebook?
Why not choose an unconventional word, take one from our December Advent series, print it out and have it as an artistic reminder. Or be thinking of a word of the year for your cubs. Perhaps one stands out for them, that’ll guide your prayers for the new year.
Click --> Here <-- to find a word that's right for you!
There are 24 prints to choose from and even a FREE Months of the Year printable, featuring hand written lettering of December - for those who already can't wait for Christmas 2018, or perfect for a cubs' room, or heck ANY room! I love any excuse for hanging art!
I like to declare truth over myself and my cubs, why not put a reminder by your mirror to do just that: Declare. It could even be your word for the year. Get that into a daily practice. What will you declare over your cubs this year?
Well there you have it. If you've been inspired by some of the art, or have decided on your word for the year let me know! I'd love to hear from you.
(decision is included in our series if you're one to procrastinate and need some help!)
Until then, I hope you had a wonderful end to 2017, and I wish you, ALL THE BEST DELIGHT for 2018 and a Happy New Year!!
*Recap on our advent series by following us on Instagram / Facebook - to read 24 fabulous reflections and stories of real women, taking aspects of the Christmas Story - all beginning with D if you didn't get that - and relating them to their very own lives, as we learn from Mary, the Wise Men, the Shepherds and even ... the humble DONKEY!