But test all things. Hold on to what is good. I Thessalonians 5:21
Every year, since 1996, God has given me a verse of Scripture for the upcoming year. These verses have been my anchors in a storm-tossed life more often than you might imagine. This past December, I was challenged by a close friend to ask God for more than a verse for the year to come, but to give me a specific word. I promised to pray, but was uncertain how God would choose to answer. He answered almost immediately with this verse from I Thessalonians and the word, cling.
I felt He was warning me about my tendency to say yes to every opportunity that comes my way. He wanted me to stay close and cling to His wisdom so I wouldn't find myself overwhelmed and exhausted.