One Word for the New Year

Do you choose one word for the new year? Maybe it’s more of a phrase?

In the past, I’ve chosen not to choose one word for the new year. I’ve been intentional about it. It felt like there was a ton of pressure around choosing one word and nothing ever felt quite right. Choosing one word for the year felt restrictive instead of inspiring. So I chose not to do it.

This year, on the other hand, it seems like a word chose me. Have you ever felt that way?

The same word keeps coming back to the forefront of my mind.

My One Word For The New Year

This year my word is “Omni.”

I guess it’s more of a prefix than a word, but it’s what I’m going with.

Heather's word for the new year is more of a prefix, but that's what she's going with. Click To Tweet

God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. He is present everywhere, all powerful, and knows everything.

The first time this word came to mind, I was looking up the definition of omnipresent. I don’t know where I came across it but it said it meant God was “Unavoidable.” And that struck a cord with me.

God really is unavoidable. There’s nothing we can do a part from Him.

Omni

God is part of our lives everyday and this year I want to be intentional about seeing it.

I want to see God’s power move. I want to feel His presence. To trust in His love and provision.

I want to see God move in my life. He always is, but I want to be more mindful of Him and His Omni-ness (yes, I made that word up).

Omni Scriptures

Here are a few Bible verses that have spoken to me about God’s Omni-ness.

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

Psalm 139:7-8

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:17

Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

I look forward to finding even more Scriptures as the year goes by. If you can think of one, share it in the comments below.

Do You Have One Word for the New Year

So what about you? Do you have a word for the new year? Join the conversation and share yours in the comments below.

Start Your Year

At the Feet of Jesus

One of my favorite people in all of Scripture is Mary of Bethany. She had a heart for Jesus like none other. We first meet her in Luke 10, sitting at the feet of Jesus. Later, in John 12, Mary returns to the feet of Jesus, dousing them with expensive perfume and wiping them clean with her hair.

While Mary is my favorite person in the Bible, I started to wonder about others who spent time at the feet of Jesus. My name is Heather Hart, and I would love to invite you to sit at the feet of Jesus with me in my newest devotional book, At the Feet of Jesus.

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