Turns out, I'll have twelve.
My One Word for last year was READY. Ready yourselves. I loved how the word READY became a verb over the course of last year.
The verse that accompanied this theme was Joshua 3:5--a very "Get Ready" kind of verse. It was our family verse last year, the one that ended up framed and hanging on our tree...and it's the verse of focus again, but in a different way:
One word at a time.
I'm taking this verse one word at a time, one month at a time, meditating on each of these words for 30-ish days. You may think, "Really? A whole month meditating on the word FOR?" But yes. That's actually one of the words I'm looking forward to most. FOR means BECAUSE. We're called to consecrate ourselves BECAUSE of what's coming next. I love that for every command, there's a FOR. A BECAUSE. A reason. A hope and a future.
And so I'm starting with CONSECRATE. Being set apart, not mixed in. Made pure, untainted. And I so love that there is a FOR on the way.
*Do tell: What's your One Word...or Words?