When our 5 children were growing up, one of our New Year’s traditions was that every year on January 1, we would give each of them a personal Scripture verse for the year. My husband, Craig, and I would always pray during the month of December and choose a significant Scripture that seemed to fit each child’s life and what they were currently encountering.
The year that our oldest son, Matt, was a senior in high school, he was assigned this verse, “But the noble man devises noble plans, and by noble plans, he stands.” – Isaiah 32:8.
The year that our second son, Chris, began leading worship at our church and at his high school chapels, we gave him this verse, “This I know, that God is for me. In God whose word I praise, in the Lord whose word I praise; In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” – Psalm 56:9-11
When our young daughter, Joy, was enthralled with the princesses of Disney fairy tales, we gave her this important verse, “The King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is interwoven with gold.” – Psalm 45: 13
Ask God to give you a significant Scripture verse for the calendar year 2013. Ask the Holy Spirit, our Teacher, to reveal to you the personal meaning of your chosen Scripture.
When you go to bed at night, pray the verse over your life. Memorize this verse during the month of January. Try to find a framed version of the Scripture or a plaque that you can hang in your home.
God does, indeed, have a will for your life and it is found in His Word. You will never be the person that God intends for you to be until you start living out His Word.
Ask God to help you live your verse every day of every month in 2013!