Thursday, January 1, 2015

My 2015 - WORD

This is the 7th year I have asked the Lord to give me a word for The New Year.
On December 29th The Lord gave me my word for 2015 - STEADY.

The first thing I did was pulled out my Strong's to select a verse.  I was totally shocked that STEADY is used only once, in the entire Old & New Testament.

Exodus 17:12 (KJV) But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Per Webster's STEADY means -  1) Firm, Stable, Not Shaky
                                               2) Regular, Uniform, Continuous
                                               3) Constant in behavior, Loyalty
                                               4) Calm & Controlled
                                               5) Sober, Reliable
It is an Adjective - meaning actions I must take.  

I love how The Lord speaks into our lives all the time, and just what we need.  He could not have given me a better word to guide and maintain me as
2015 is starting off rough for Mickey & me.  On January 8th Mickey will have the upper left lobe of his lung removed in order to remove the small cancer that was found during x-rays for an up-coming heart procedure.  Praise God we had gotten a NEGATIVE report on the surrounding lymph nodes on December 23rd.  The absolutely greatest Christmas gift we have ever received.  After the lung operation the plans are to proceed with the heart surgery within 6 to 9 months.  

Yes, I must:  1) Remain Firm, Stable, & Not Shaky in my Faith.  2) I must be Regular, Uniform and Continuous in my daily Bible reading, prayer, church attendance, & service.  3) I must be Constant in my behavior and Loyalty to my husband and family.  4) I must remain Calm & Controlled during the unknown and different issues we deal with.  5)  I must be Sober and Reliable in season and out of season.  

A BIG order, but I serve a Big GOD.

I find it very interesting that this is my 7th word - since in Scripture #7 means Completeness and Perfection. 

There were my words for the past 6 years ~~~~ 2009 Unity ~~ 2010 Vulnerable ~~ 2011 Persevere ~~ 2012 Fervent ~~ 2013 Expand ~~2014 Forward.  They have each lived out in my live for each year.  

If you make a practice of asking The Lord for a word each year please share that word with me. 
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2014!!!!
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Barbara said...

Thinking of you and praying for you and Mickey. What a great word.

Momma Roar said...

What a fantatistic word to focus on for the year. The word God laid on my heart is "believe."

vanilla said...

Big God who will steady your hands. A good word for this year.

KC Bob said...

That word fits you Susan. Here is a verse from 1st Corinthians that fits you too.

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."

Standing steadfast with you and Mickey this year asking God to guide you, your family and the medical professionals.

Blessings, Bob

country girl said...

What a great word Susan. Prayers for you and Mickey. I know that you will remain steady in you faith in God :-) happy new year.:-)

Mari said...

I think that word is a good one for you - it describes you well already! And yes, you will need to remain steady in the days ahead.
Praying for Mickey and you too!

retha said...

May there always be an Aaron and Hur in the times where you need hands to keep your arms up.

Saija said...

as i read your post, i prayed for Mickey ... and for you ... steady is a good, strong, reliable word ... and we also know that OUR God is always STEADY!!!!

may this year bring miracle after miracle into your life!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The word "simplify" often comes to my mind but I hesitate to say it's my word. I think Steady is a great word.
I will be praying for you and your hubby as he undergoes his surgeries.
Thanks for your visit and comment. Happy New Year to you!

pearlie said...

Such a wonderful word! And an excellent way to start and stay with God throughout the year. Love it when you shared the definitions as it is certainly a good word to live by and live in for the year. I will remember you in my prayers within the year with that word.

Mine is not so much of a word but if I want to put it into a word, it will be PRAY as what I have shared in my recent posts :) and the next one did come as a word, PLAN. Haha. I am indeed a poor planner.

Barbara said...

A good word particularly for you this year and I am not surprised you did not bother with decorations with so much to think of around Mickey. Glad he is progressing well now home.