One Word 2020
If you are one to have a one word for the year – do you select one or do you allow the word/principle to select you?
And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Mattias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Acts 1.26
And they chose Stephen…whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. Acts 6.5-6
What was the difference between Acts 1.26 and Acts 6.5-6?
B.H.S. [Before Holy Spirit] they made choices by “chance” – throw the dice and let the chips fall!
A.H.S. [After Holy Spirit] they prayed and allowed Holy Spirit to prompt them and lead them in their decision-making.
Each year beginning about November I begin asking the Lord to show me “the” word. He has never failed me nor disappointed me. Holy Spirit usually shows up and says, “Here it is.”
2018, the word REAP, was given to me.
2019, I thought my word was, “GRACE,” and then, bam, the Lord said, “No your word is FAVOR.” And, He always gives me a passage of scripture to confirm.
If you are interested, here is a look at my past one words.
This year was different – the new year came and I “thought” my word was blessing, as in be one. And then my sister told me to read Isaiah 55 because she felt like it was a word for the New Year.
I immediately opened my Bible and read it and this right here:
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55.2b
Holy Spirit instantly said, “Abundance is your word for 2020.”
Just in case there are any skeptics reading this…abundance can mean many things…as in having much. Money. Worldly goods. Things. More stuff. But, Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart, spiritual abundance. To eat freely of all the good things Father has to offer. And, to flourish in HIM. Love. Joy. Hope. Peace. Kindness. Patience. Health. Wealth.
My good, good Father is the Giver of all good gifts and He loves to lavish them on His kids. He is especially fond of His children! And, He desires we live in, walk in, His abundance.
Is most definitely a word in due season. You can read the entire chapter here in the NKJV. But, here are the Biblical truths I am claiming for 2020, from Isaiah 55:
- An invitation to Abundant Life (chapter header)
- Listen carefully to The Father (verse 2)
- A thriving soul (verse 3)
- His everlasting covenant (verse 3b)
- Seeking and finding the Lord (verse 6)
- A call to bring the Prodigals home (verse 7)
- The Word will accomplish and bring fruit (verse 11)
- Joy & Peace (verse 12)
- Being fruitful (verse 13)
And, I have always wanted to see trees clap their hands (verse 12c)!!!
If you’d like a printable of Isaiah 55, click here.
Abundance is a word, a principle, that found me and I cannot wait to see how it plays out in this first year of a new decade. And, Isaiah 55? What part of that is not to love?
Do you have a word? A scripture? Did you find it or did it find you? I’d love to know!
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