Friday, January 9, 2009

{One Little Word}

For the past couple of years I have followed Ali's lead and chosen a word to focus on. My first word was {HOPE} . Last year my word was {FOCUS}
This year my word if going to be
FAITH: "faith is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).
"If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true" Faith is a principle of action and power. Whenever we work toward a worthy goal, we exercise FAITH. We show our hope for something that we cannot yet see.
So this year my FOCUS will be to simply have FAITH. To know that if I do my best, the Lord will take care of the rest. This brings me such peace. FAITH and Fear cannot exist at the same time. So I choose FAITH.
FAITH is much more than passive belief.
We express our FAITH through action—by the way we live.
In order to have FAITH we must BELIEVE in ourselves. My friend Katie gave a fabulous lesson on Sunday to our Young Women about BELIEVING they truly are a daughter of God. Her object lesson was that if you don't BELIEVE in YOURSELF and your PURPOSE here in life that you are just living a beLIEve. This helps me to remember to be true to myself and things I know are true. I look forward with HOPE and FAITH that 2009 will be a wonderful year.
I have already seen many miracles come to pass and heard many answers to prayers.
Life is good. And I have FAITH that
“In the strength of the Lord, I can do all things"(Elaine S. Dalton)
I have many goals for 2009 that I will take a minute and share later, but for now I need to go and get some work done.

1 comment:

sweetheart bitterheart said...

i love faith. and i love people who live by faith. like you. <3