Happy New Year! I hope you had a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year's celebration! I took a few weeks off to focus on my family and home, and to prepare for Christmas, and am now looking forward to what 2013 will bring!
I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore. Statistics show that most resolutions that are made don't see the light of day once February rolls around. So instead, like many others, I have a word. My word for 2013 is grace.
Have you ever really thought about the word grace, and all it means? I've been studying the word, its definitions, and what grace means to me. Looking at my list of goals for the year, grace seems to be the word to represent all I've set out to do. It's a beautiful word - just look at some of its synonyms...
What an awesome list of words! I can apply these words to every single one of my goals, from getting healthy, to being the best wife, mother, and homemaker I can be, to my walk with Christ, to how I live my life.
Most importantly, grace is a gift, and even though it is Jesus who was the birthday boy, WE are the ones who receive the gifts. How amazing is that?!
For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
What is YOUR word for 2013?