Word of the Year 2017: Behold



“We become what we behold…”

When I read this quote above from the book Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin, I couldn’t get it off my mind. I knew it’s what I wanted to focus on in 2017. I want to train my mind, heart and soul to BEHOLD my God and not my circumstances.

What are you beholding today? What did you behold most of all in 2016? Would you like to join me in learning to behold more of HIM and less of me in 2017?

One huge way we can learn to behold God is to learn more of Him. How do we learn more about the God of the universe? By studying His Word. We study God’s Word to know Him more. To behold our God.

Join me in starting 2017 by reading through the book Women of the Word together in our closed facebook group and learning to treasure the Word of God which helps us to KNOW our God more. Click here to get all the details on our book study!  We are reading the book together along with a new write the Word plan and a passage to memorize! 

Let’s behold our God in 2017.

{If you want a tool to help you throughout the year as you work through your word of the year, I highly recommend the book My One Word! I wrote more about that book here.}


Behold: Word of Year 2017

My Prayer for 2017

Join me in praying Psalm 119:18, whether your word this year is behold or not! <3

Lord, open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law. May I know You more this year than last. May I become more like You in the coming days and months. May I be transformed into Your likeness one day at a time.

Print your own copy of this verse & prayer. 



Phone Wallpaper

If you’re like me and want something visual for your phone as a reminder of your goals and purposes, you can save this image and use it as wallpaper for your phone! (It’s easier if you’re on your phone, just tap on the image and save it to your phone! Then tap on the image again and choose the option “use as wallpaper.)


Do you choose a word of the year?

I’ve chosen a word of the year for quite a few years now! Here are some previous years!

If you’ve chosen a word or theme, I would love to hear what God has placed on your heart in the comments!

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

4 thoughts on “Word of the Year 2017: Behold”

  1. My word is gonna have to be forgiveness. I need the Lord to open my heart to forgive people that have betrayed and hurt my kids and me.

  2. Last year my word was rest. The year before was surrender and 2017 the word is PREPARE. I love the graphics you have created around your word.

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