one word for 2013



That’s it.

That’s my one word for 2013.




depth: noun ˈdepth

a part that is far from the outside or surface (3) : abyss 2b (1) : a profound or intense state (as of thought or feeling); also : a reprehensibly low condition (2) : the middle of a time (as winter) (3) : the worst part 4: the degree of intensity ;; also : the quality of being profound (as in insight) or full (as of knowledge) 5: the quality or state of being complete or thorough ; : beyond the limits of one’s capabilities


Like 2012, I don’t know why God might be pressing this word upon my heart, but I have my hunches.

See, I’ve heard it said scientists know more about space than they do about the unexplored, unreachable caverns of the sea. Places where unknown creatures wait to be discovered. Places so deep and under so much pressure, even the latest technology cannot probe there.

Places which–if I’m honest–parallel places in my heart and soul which hide from Him.

Places which, if I let Him in . . .

. . . if I let Him in . . .

. . . well, I guess I can’t say for sure what would happen.

But I’m willing to find out.


“In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.” Psalm 95:3

“Out of the depths I cry to you, LORD…” Psalm 130:1

“If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Psalm 139:8

“They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.” Psalm 107:26


What about you?

What’s your “one word” for 2013?

And why?


4 thoughts on “one word for 2013

  1. This is lovely–and deep (seriously, no pun intended)! I just blogged on my one word, but it’s BLESSING. Hoping to intentionally bless others more, while praying for God’s blessing to finally pour down on my writing. All the best to you in 2013!

  2. I don’t have a word yet, but your word depth reminds me of a song we used to sing, deeper, deeper in the Love of Jesus – – – then Higher Higher in the Love of Jesus.
    Both words would be well to put together, go deeper into the Word and into his spirit and higher in the Supernatural things of God.

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