When You Believe

Seeking faith and speakin’ words
I never thought I’d say
There can be miracles
When you believe

From When You BelieveStephen Schwartz

After much thought and consideration, I finally settled on my word of the year for 2016. It is BELIEVE. When I found the video above, I got tears in my eyes because Whitney (God Rest Her Soul) and Mariah’s words echo my heart.

Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe somehow you will
You will when you believe

2015 was a really a whirlwind for me. It was a year of much soul searching, God seeking, and self love. I put myself first and then pulled God and my family and friends in even closer. Things are happening that I can hardly believe. I believe that even more will happen.

I never take my current state of affairs for granted. I know how fast things can change. When you truly give your life over to a spiritual journey, you have to let each day unfold as it will. This doesn’t mean I don’t make goals. I just leave some flexibility in them and go with the flow.

I believe that my faith will go higher, my relationship to God even closer. I fret sometimes that I rely too much on Him, but that is what works for me. And I know going forward that this is the right place to be.

May you believe, with me, that this year can hold great promise. If we just believe….

Join me on my graceful journey.

22 Replies to “When You Believe”

  1. Beautiful, just beautiful. I love your word and all its possibilities. I love how you describe life as a spiritual journey. Wishing you a year ahead full of blessings and wonder.

  2. Hi Joanne, your words inspire me and touch my heart, esp this post! It is just beautiful & heartfelt, as are all your replies to the comments. Wow, “believe” brings peace to my heart. Thank you for inviting us to believe with you! I know I will.

  3. I have been trying to figure out my word for this year, too. Love this one: believe. So much possibility there!! I did want to let you know that I do not think that it is possible to rely too much on God. He wants our total dependence – just like little children. 🙂 I look forward to seeing how ‘believe’ shapes 2016. Blessings!

    1. I think He wants our total dependence too and I am happy to give it to Him. Thank you for encouraging me. Come back and tell me what you decide your word of the year will be. 🙂

  4. I chose “Rebuild” for mine…rebuilding my health, finances and life in general. It seemed appropriate when I look around the neighborhoods here and see the devastation caused by the EF4 tornado. There, but for the grace of God go I. That tornado was headed for my neighborhood, but took a slight eastern turn, missing us by a mere 2 miles. I am so thankful that God spared us from that!
    I love the word you chose and it does fit with mine. I have to BELIEVE I can REBUILD!
    Have an awesome year, Joanne!

  5. I stand with you in believing, Joanne. I do believe, and like you, I rely a lot on God; perhaps more than others think I should. But for me it’s a must.

    Blessings, my friend. May 2016 unfold perfectly, and prove to be a most beautiful and bountiful year.

    Marianne xoxo

    1. Marianne, I know it is the right thing to do. Life is better when I stand with God. If I remember to turn everything over to Him, things go along much better. Love and blessings to you in this new year! xo Joanne

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