I wanted my word for 2014 to be “believe” for 2014. I really did! There were so many pretty images to use, I could picture my Facebook timeline having “believe”, it would look so pretty and inviting.
No, God had another word for me “REVERENCE”.
Rev·er·ence n. 1. A feeling of profound awe and respect and often love; veneration. 2. An act showing respect, especially a bow or curtsy. 3. The state of being revered. 4. Reverence Used as a form of address for certain members of the Christian clergy: Your Reverence.
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There are 100 Bible Verses on Reverence. The verse that kept coming up over and over was: “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28.
So, as you know, I obey… this, my friends, is my word for 2014!