Last year I embraced my one word: SERVE. I remember in July thinking how strange it would be when this was no longer my word. It will always be a part of me, but as I continue to grow in Christ and his love, I will take on new words and new ways of living for him.
BRAVE is my word for 2014. Last year I did some things and said some words that were hard. I remember driving one day towards one of these situations, willing the radio to play Brave by Sara Bareilles. It didn't work. So I pulled over and found the song on my phone. The words flowed over my heart as inspiration and encouragement to speak the words I needed to say. When I was finished, a friend pulled me aside and told me I was brave for saying my words.
God has been speaking this word to me for months. I want to stand up and be brave for Him. When He gives my heart a nudge to start a #projectlove, I don't want to question what others may think. I want to jump in bravely following His lead. I want to set an example of bravery for my five sweet squishers. I pray they will be brave for God and His kingdom. I am praying that when I look back on 2014 it will be a reminder of how God speaks truth to us and brings us to places we could never invision ourselves.