The LOFT – One Word for 2015

It’s The LOFT time again! The Loft: A weekly Hangout and Link Up for Christian bloggers

Graphic by Kerry Messer

One word.

No.

Whatever confronts me in this 2015, whatever requires a response, I want that response to be based in faith. And so as a steady rule of thumb, if an instant response is demanded, tomorrow is too late, got to tell me now, and I don’t already have a clear direction of faith about it … well, then the answer is NO. Just No.

But, it’s more than just no. It’s No Fear! I want to walk in faith this year, not fear!

Truly, I do not expect to have no bouts of fear in 2015. It’s going to happen. I know it. You know it. But what I am impressed to cultivate is learning day by day, decision by decision to make that decision based on truth and faith and reason and right. I want to look at those yet to be situations, and questions, and opportunities, and dilemmas, and disagreements, and purchases, and make a decision, determine a course of action based on faith not fear. Based on what does GOD say in His Word about this? Do I have a check in my SPIRIT and if I do what is HE saying about this?

I don’t want to do this or that because I am afraid if I don’t so and so will not like me anymore.

I don’t want to say this or that or refrain from saying this or that because I’m afraid he or she will be offended and reject me.

I don’t want to make decisions about parties, events, whatever the invite might be based on the fear of what will happen if I don’t show.

You see what I mean?
I want my decisions in 2015 to be faith-based, not fear based!  So here’s to learning to say NO.
No to fear.
And YES to Faith! 

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love. via 1 John 4:18 KJV;CJB – There is no fear in love; but perfect – Bible Gateway.
Day 6 of 2015 – a day to trust that JESUS loves us and fear not!  ~~~ Kathie
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17 Replies to “The LOFT – One Word for 2015”

  1. thanks for sharing this very inspiring word of God. Yes! it is true that there is no fear in LOVE, and one thing more the bible said in 1 John 4:8 (KJV) “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love”. so, without love in our heart we knoweth not God. God bless!

  2. Very encouraging words and spoken with your armour on! You are a true warrior in the faith! Keep going and have a faith-filled 2015! Thanks for joining at The Loft! 🙂

  3. Amen! This is a challenge, isn’t it? I am always amazed at how often the “opportunity” to choose fear over faith arises in my daily life, when I’m actually focusing on victory in this area. It take a conscious effort on our parts to indeed “walk by faith.” I pray your 2015 will provide you will great training AND victory in choosing faith.
    I wrote about my One Word today and added a link up for bloggers to share their words as well. Please feel free to drop by and link up. 🙂 (And, I found you through The Loft.)
    God bless,
    Anne
    http://frontporchinspired.com/2015/01/06/one-word-for-2015/

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