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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Scripture for the Year...


I've seen a word for the year and phrase for the year posts throughout the past couple of weeks and I wasn't planning to jump on the bandwagon.  But when I saw this scripture I said to myself, "this is it" (so on the wagon I go)...

My Scripture for the Year

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

I have SO many plans for this year, so many ideas that I'd like to put into motion.  But I must admit that I've held back out of fear.  Worried that I may fail, that I may be ridiculed, talked about.  Worried that I just wasn't good enough, smart enough, dedicated enough to see my plans through to fruition.

But I failed to see something so vitally important!  He has COMMANDED me to not live in fear!!!

com·mandverb \ˌkuh-mand, -mahnd\
to require authoritatively; demand

Be strong, Be Courageous, Be Fearless, Be Encouraged
This is a requirement, a demand, A MUST!!!

And to top it all off...
He said He'd be with me every step of the way!
If only I could put into words how the thought of that makes me feel :)!
May God get all the glory through what He blesses me to do this year!!!


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10 comments

  1. Amen! To your Scripture of the year. It is very inspirational and undoubtedly true. New Follower here. Visiting from The Lovely Blog Hop.

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  2. Very inspirational scripture!

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  3. Ah, I love this SO MUCH! YES. It is a COMMAND to not live in fear, and to know that He is with us every single step of the way. What a comfort that is! Thank you for sharing your verse of the year :)

    xo

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  5. Love this inspiration.
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  6. You better preach it! Absolutely, absolutely! This is awesomatic and I can't wait to see where God takes you this year!
    -Natasha @ Lovely You

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  7. A scripture of the year is such a great idea! This verse is one of my favorites and a perfect reminder. God is serious about not being afraid and being courageous. He doesn't say it lightly. It really is amazing what a wonderful God we have!!

    Love this post and your blog. Oh, and thanks for stopping by today :) So glad to have found you!

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  8. Nicole, I don't know how u do it?? Your blogs usually give me just what I need at that moment. Thanks for this. Love u guys~~

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