{2014} year of…

So now that it is pretty much February, I decided I should probably write this post.  I’ve had my word for the year picked out since the beginning of January, but debated whether or not to share it.  I don’t think I have shared it with anyone (except God) so far.  By posting about it though, I’ll feel more accountable to it and maybe by writing out my thoughts on it I will understand it better myself!

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So here I go…2014:: year of bittachon. 

I’ve never really done a “word of the year” just heard about others doing it.  But for some reason I really wanted one this year.  I started praying about it the end of last year and after a few weeks through different things I knew what God wanted it to be. Somewhere along the lines of “trust.” I’m kind of weird though and wanted it to be more abstract.  So I looked up “trust” in Hebrew. (what could be more abstract than that? :) ) The word that I found after researching on lots of different sites was bittachon.

“Trust in God is called bittachon in Hebrew, a word that comes from a root word meaning ‘to lean on, feel safe, be confident.'”

And then I knew that was it.  Year of bittachon~putting my trust in the Lord. Having confidence in Someone greater.  Leaning on His promises. 

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God’s been laying it on my heart to learn to trust HIM more.  Throughout decisions in my life, times when I feel overwhelmed, confused, discouraged, whatever it may be. And the way the Hebrew word bittachon says it is just what my prayer is for this year. I want to lean fully on God and rely on HIM alone for my strength.  I want to feel safe in HIS arms.  And I want to live confidently because I’m trusting HIS perfect plan for me.  I want to lose myself in HIM and find who I’m truly made to be.  HIS daughter, pursuing HIM, loving HIM, and trusting HIM always.  That’s where confidence comes from!

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So this year through every up and every down I’m whispering…bittachon. Jesus I trust you. 

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“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.”  ~Isaiah 26:3

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” ~Jeremiah 17:7

 

( quote from http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Bittachon/bittachon.html)

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