Following God in 2014
and Sharing His Beauty Link-Up

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Last week I wrote that my word for this new year is courage. I am asking God to help me have courage to follow Him in 2014! I know that it takes trust in God to get out of the boat and take those steps of faith along the path He has laid out for us. One of the ways I am going to apply courage from God to my life is to focus on scriptures that surround the word and its meaning. I’ve chosen twelve verses from God’s word to meditate on, one for each month of the year, and have created a guideline to help. I’d love it if you would join me as I delve deeper into God’s instruction not to fear and to trust Him! I’m excited about the journey He is going to take me on!

Below is a link to my Monthly Scripture Focus (12 in all). Each printable has the focus verse for the month and some helpful suggestions for instilling the verse on our hearts. I have also

included a photo/verse printable for January and will add one for each following month in the weeks to come. My thought is the picture will give a visual aide and be a good reminder of the verse’s truth throughout the month. Stay tuned as I’m also going to add more helpful resources in the coming months! 

I’d love to hear if you’ll be joining me in this and then hear your thoughts throughout the year!

Simply follow the link for the current month below to download your own copy of the Monthly Scripture Focus (feel free to download all 12 months at once and be prepared!):



Now, it's time for Sharing His Beauty!  Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information.  You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog!  You may leave a comment on my post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today!

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  1. Hi Joan,
    What a great idea for the year! I'll journey with you.

    God bless,

  2. Hi Joan, thanks so much for the printable :) God bless xx

  3. Joan, how thoughtful of you to share these printables with us...thank you so much! Blessings to you for the new year!

  4. Wonderful, Laura!

    Blessings, Joan

  5. You're welcome, Anita! Blessings to you!

  6. I hope they are helpful! Blessings, Joan

  7. I love this idea. I'm working on compiling scripture that I want to focus on this year related to my One Word but I love the idea of creating images to go with the scripture too. Thank you for the inspiration. Much love to you. I'm excited to be joining your link up for the first time. I will be by later tonight to visit others. :)

  8. Welcome, Beth! I'm excited to see you linked up here today! (And, by the way, I just read your post and know that many will be encouraged by it!) I'm glad you were inspired by my scripture focus resources. I'm going to be adding, adjusting and improving things throughout the year, but my main goal is to have God's word firmly planted in my heart!

    Blessings, Joan

  9. Count me in! I love meditating of Scripture and especially the photos that go with them! It would be great if you could post them on Facebook, as I'm sure I'll be sharing them with my friends! Can't wait to read the verses you will be sharing each month!! Blessings!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds

  10. Today beauty is found in the way that God speaks to us - even if what He has to say is hard to process.

    Thanking Him for my *word* for the year - and trusting Him to work it out in my life and my heart. Even if I don't understand how He's going to do it!!


  11. God loves to surprise us by doing the "impossible"!! I'm looking forward to hearing all about how God unwraps your word for 2014 this year!

  12. I believe that absolutely nothing is as important as hiding God's Word in our hearts. It's our only protection against the attacks of an enemy who wants to feed us lies. I lead a Facebook group of precious women who memorize two Scriptures each month and fellowship around the Word on that page. What a privilege to have the Sword of the Spirit in our hands and in our hearts.

  13. I totally agree! Sometimes I think that many of us may think it is too hard to memorize scripture, but it is actually surprising how much "sticks" when we read, meditate on and pray God's word!

    Blessings Donna!

  14. Very interesting Joan. I really like this format. :)

  15. Thanks, Salina! I figured I needed all the help I can get - and writing out what I want to do with each verse each month will help me stay on track!

    Blessings, Joan

  16. I stayed a visited for a while ;) Such a beautiful home here on the web. I will be back to visit on Mondays ;)

  17. Great to have you visit and look forward to learning more about you share through your blog!

    Blessings, Joan



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