Mike’s One Word for 2019

My One Word: BEHOLD

1 John 3:1
“Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us…”

1 John 3:1

This year my one word is Behold. To behold requires one to see. But not just to give a glance but to gaze. The literal meaning is to altogether hold, to behold.

I originally had picked Vision. I wanted something forward- something ahead. So I began to search the Scriptures. God comes to Abram in a vision (Gen. 15:1). The vision isn’t just a picture of a future but an unfolding promise. The vision is an invitation. It is an invitation to stop planning and stop pushing and just respond to what I see. It is an invitation to gaze— to behold.

So I chose behold because it is about vision. But it isn’t about achieving or advancing, but it is about walking in response to beholding God’s vision for my life. 1 John 3:1 says “Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us…”

BEHOLD

Have you picked your word for 2019 yet? I’d love to hear it!

Mike A

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