Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Theme Word 2013: ABIDE


My word this year will be Abide.  Other words I thought about were contentment, focus, and peace.  But then just a day or so ago in the quiet of the morning, ABIDE came to mind.  It seems to me that all the words I had been thinking about can be found in the word ABIDE.  I believe God brought this to mind, and I'm excited to pray to see what God can reveal to me this year as I ABIDE in Him.

My scripture will be John 15:4-11.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. 

If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 

My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

I looked the word up in the dictionary:

1. to remain; continue; stay
2. to have one's abode; dwell
3. to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship
4. to endure, sustain, or withstand without yeilding or submitting
6. to wait for; await
7. to accept without opposition or question

ABIDE by ...
1. to act in accord with
2 to submit to; agree to
3. to remain steadfast or faithful to

I will be spending time each week to focus on and ABIDE in Him.

Do you have a word?


  1. The best place to be is to be abiding in Him.
    I do have a work but have yet to put my post up about it. It is epic. Happy New Year Blessings

  2. I do not have a word. I have enjoyed reading the posts I've seen about the words people have chosen and why.

    God bless you.

  3. Still asking God for a word... Abide is a really good word for 2013.

  4. Oh, how I love the concept of the vine and branches! And ABIDE is a wonderful word to focus on for 2013! Thanks for sharing.

    My word for 2013 is HARMONY. I blogged about it at

  5. Hi Sara,

    I just joined in on the One Word 2013 blog hop. I'm visiting from Create With Joy. You have picked a fantastic word to guide you into the new year! I hope you will stop by for a visit.