one word 2015 | wholehearted

 This is my fourth year of choosing one word in place of a long list of resolutions, or goals for the year. I prayed the Lord would open my eyes to an area that I needed adjusting in my life. Trust me, there’s many! The year 2014 brought many learning curves. I felt stretched, often times I felt thin…but I also felt like I’ve grown so much spiritually!

I believe my one word for 2015 is really just another direction of the word I chose last year. Just another step forward to a desire for a deep solid growth.

I was hesitant when I decided this was “the one” I needed. You see, it’s bold, and it can and will most likely succumb my heart and soul to vulnerability. I don’t like being vulnerable, but if it brings about growth, so be it!

So my word….

 


Description of WHOLEHEARTED:
Having or showing no doubt or uncertainty about doing something.
1. Completely and sincerely devoted, determined or enthusiastic.
2. Marked by complete earnest commitment: free from all reserve or hesitation.
WHOLEHEARTED Synonyms:

Abiding, authentic, committed, dedicated, determined, devoted, earnest, emphatic, enduring, enthusiastic, fervent, genuine, heartfelt, impassioned, never-failing, passionate, real, serious, steadfast, sure, true, unfaltering, unwavering, zealous.

Chosen WHOLEHEARTED Scripture:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV
And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 11:13 NKJV

 

Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 NKJV

 

I pray throughout the this new year of striving and seeking WHOLEHEARTEDness… and through  my choice of attitude, will only bring more molding, more stretching and more thinning out. It’s quite obvious, it’s broad and will effect really every area of my everyday life.

And would you believe it? I’ve already been putting it to use! The first day of 2015 hit off with a ‘door slam in the face‘. I seriously had doubts on the choice of word on the first day of 2015 – this post was in it’s draft and it’s unrefined glory. My thoughts of changing did come to my mind…would I be able to stick it out this year with such a word? But, the ‘door slam’ only confirmed with me that YES. This is the one I need! I’m choosing to pursue this life altering, impacting change. Praying my year will reflect Christ well.

I understand as a growing Christian this must be a journey we all must be on. But I understand perhaps it takes different moments in peoples lives to get here. We’re all on the same journey, it’s the getting there, the circumstances we encounter along the way that are different. I understand very well that wholehearted living is very much unattainable.

Yes, I just said unattainable!

But this does not mean I cannot strive and pursue a better way of Godly designed, and intended living. Perfectly unattainable yes, but certainly life altering, while I strive and pursue life with a wholehearted focus in all I do and say. Praying for impacting change in my life.

So pursuing wholehearted living is not a complete and impossible waste. No. Because as I strive to live each day – I’m praying for the Lord to show me and to be able to use my broken, tattered vessel for HIS GLORY, for HIS WILL. And while my heart is still soft and broken in from 2014, I’m more pliable, more useful when my heart is striving to be inline with His.

This year I pray and plan to strive and pursue to be WHOLEHEARTED in my:


PRAYER LIFE & DAILY DEVOTIONS
my WIFEHOOD
my MOTHERHOOD
my HOMEMAKING
my HOMESCHOOLING
my LOVE FOR OTHERS
{yes, even the hard to love people!}

I pray I will be so willing to offer up a whole heart to do the Lord’s work he has laid out for me in my life and those around me at this time and in this place.

I’m offering my WHOLE HEART – because in reality, it doesn’t even belong to me anyway.

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