Fearless 2013

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Mount Maxwell - Salt Spring Island BC

Fearless on the mountaintop because of the fence that keeps us from going over the edge. (View from Mount Maxwell, Salt Spring Island, B.C., August, 2012)

I have for about a decade now, begun the new year by choosing a life verse for the next 365 days. This year I’ve added a layer to that choice in that I have also chosen a word for the year—a theme, you might say.

My theme for 2013 is “FEARLESS” and my life verse is one that goes with it:

“Do not fear, for I am with you
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God,
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NASB.

It was fascinating for me to notice how, shortly after I chose “Fearless” I noticed it in many other places, for example:

  • in the final instructions of an ebook I downloaded from this site (There is no room for fear of failure”Battle-Tested Branding, Robert D. Smith, pp. 16,17).

I am planning to do one better (eleven better, actually) and memorize a new anti-fear verse each month this year. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better way to bring God’s Word to life in my life than by putting it in my head and heart through memorization.

– Do you have any suggestions for other ‘do not fear’ verses I could memorize?
– What life theme and verse would you choose for yourself for 2013?