What’s up y’all. Welcome to my Life Planning for Christians series. In this first video, I’m going to show you how to choose your life verse for the New Year. Also be sure to download my free worksheets to help you get started.
Last year, I decided to choose a life verse for the new year. At first, I was skeptical that it would really impact my life in a big way, but actually, I was surprisingly honed in on the theme of the year throughout the year.
Since I was struggling with “performance” and “perfectionism,” God led me to choose 1 Corinthians 8:3, which reads “But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.” (ESV)
So I can say from personal experience that clinging to this verse throughout the year, helped me to achieve my goal of being more God-centered and grateful for the acceptance and love I find in him – just as I am.
So how do you choose a life verse for the new year?
Well, it starts with a conversation with God, then a bit of introspection.
Ask God in prayer to lead you to your life verse.
Your prayer can be as simple as:
“God, thanks for giving me another year to serve you. Would you please lead me to my life verse for the New Year? What is the truth that you would have me cling to this year? Thank you for hearing my prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Now, let’s it’s time for a little reflection. I’ve asked my friend, Alicia Bruxvoort, for her permission to share these awesome questions she uses with her girls to choose their life verses for the year. You can use them as journaling prompts to help you choose your verse for the New Year.
Alicia encourages us to:
Think about the year ahead….
- What are you excited about?
- What are some challenges you might face this year?
- If I could ask God to do anything for me this year, I’d ask Him to….
Consider your concerns…
- Right now, I worry most about….
- Right now, I pray most about…
Think about who you are and who you want to become…
- One thing I love about who I am….
- One thing I’d like to change about who I am….
Consider your habits…
- Do you have any excuses for not putting God first each day?
- What is one habit you’d like to work on this year?
- Look back at your answers.
- Do you notice any keywords or repetitive ideas?
- Use the keyword search on Bible Gateway or in a concordance to look up some verses dealing with your main concerns or the topic that you want to focus on this year.
- Read through the verses you discover and ask God which one is His specific word for you this year.
- Choose one and commit it to memory!
Download the worksheets with these prompts by clicking here.
Thanks, again Alicia for the excellent questions.
After following Alicia’s steps, God led me to Matthew 6:33 which reads: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (ESV)
I’m so excited for what God is going to do in my life this year through this verse.
Let me know what your life verse for the new year is by leaving it in the comments section below. I answer each comment, so go ahead and start the conversation below.
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