I saw the idea taking place all over the web several years ago and found it to be a wonderful idea. I wanted to implement and tweak such an idea for my own life. It was something that I could easily see myself obtaining over a years time, instead of a list of good attempts that too often failed before the years end. So far each year has been a huge success at choosing one word. Each year the Lord has grown me in areas I never thought possible.
It was my goal and intent for that year to center my focus in an area I knew needed some major TLC and proper attention. At that moment in my life – it was in my homemaking. I sought out the year to be more purpose driven and completely INTENTIONAL in my daily work as a wife, mother & homemaker. At the years end I felt that my heart was worked on in more areas than I could count in the area of being more INTENTIONAL I had worked hard at loving what I do, and I learned to not only do my job, but love it more as well.
As 2014 peeks over the sunrise, I look to the Lord for more great & mighty things. Each one bringing life lessons of considerable learning.
I know what areas I need to work on in the coming new year, though I couldn’t find the “right” word to sum it all up. So the last few days, you may or may not have seen my head buried in the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary with my husband snickering over my shoulder, at the choice of reading material.
Applied Bible Verses:
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And
walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an
offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know,
that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an
idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:1-21