Some time ago I realized how easy it was for me to awaken in the morning and begin to feel overwhelmed by my day. I knew that I needed to focus on God first and not my “list” or my feelings.
But too often we dive into the day’s responsibilities unaware of the continual presence and intimate involvement of God in our lives. It’s easy to let our concerns of the moment become bigger in our heads than our God. What we need is a bigger vision of our great God and a simple way to nurture this vision.
The more we understand who He is, the easier it will be for us to trust Him.
John 14:26 says, “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
To stop my own habit of thinking negatively in the morning, I began the practice of asking the Holy Spirit to remind me of one character trait of God that I could focus on that day.
This daily habit has made a big difference in my understanding of how very big our God is and how very much He longs for me to be aware of His loving presence throughout each day.
One Devotional: One Verse, One Trait, and One Thought for 100 days is designed to encourage you to begin a daily habit of focusing on one character trait of our amazing God.
It is so easy for our lives to become about me and my stuff. When this happens we lose perspective and our joy begins to evaporate. God delights in revealing himself to us.
If we will begin to walk through each day focusing on Him and His character we will gain a healthier perspective on our stuff.
My daughter-in-law, a friend, and I developed the One Word cards and stationery as a fresh way of focusing on God’s Word. The content comes from my book One Devotional, the calligraphy is done by Jessica Blanchard, and the original paintings are by my daughter-in-law Christen Yates.
We found that having a visual reminder of God has helped us to focus more on who He is each day rather than on who we are or are not or on our issues.
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We hope you will use the One Word cards to remind you of His generous character and of His personal love for you. Or use a single card as a postcard to mail some words of encouragement to a friend.
We’d love it if you would tag us on Instagram or Facebook in a photo of you with your cards!
“We pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” (Ephesians 3:17-18)
“We hold ourselves accountable through a weekly email in which we share our favorite ‘one word’ for the week and give a reason why it has been meaningful. Your new cards add a visual dimension to our focus.”
-a small group of friends in the Bahamas reading the One (devotional)
“The One Word card ‘Sufficient’ reminds me every day that the Lord supplies my needs.”