Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 in a Word

Finally the revealing of my one word focus for 2009

determined

That's it. I am determined. Last year my word(s) were Obey and Joy. These words were a wonderful focus for me. They helped me in times when I didn't want to do what I know I needed to do. And it helped me do it joyfully.

I suppose in some ways, this year's word is related to those same themes. I am determined to do what I know I need to do.
  • Determined to read my Bible and spend time in prayer. I was reading another blog today and she had linked to a one year Bible reading program. The neat thing about this program is that it is only 25 days, so if you (I) get behind then I have a couple days to catch up. I'm not sure if I'll be determined to read through the Bible in a year (although that's a fine goal). My determination is to spend time learning more about Him and listening to Him. (Note:I know nothing else about this church/website except for the Bible reading program that I mentioned.)
  • Determined to choose joy in my heart (and on my face).
  • Determined to spend time with my hunny and kids; making my time with them intentional and purposeful. I want to spend time with my family (and friends) doing the things that we want to do and having fun doing the things we need to do.
  • Determined to make healthy choices in my eating and exercising.
  • Determined to make strides toward preserving our memories in scrapbooks and photo albums.
Just determined.
You'd be amazed at how this one word focus has propelled me forward--from a place of not-doing to doing, from a moment of indecision to a moment of decision, from an almost wasted block of time to redeeming that time. Determined.
There you have it.
I'd love to hear your one word focus for this year.

3 comments:

  1. I've always thought determined was an excellent word - but I am a terribly stubborn woman! I think right now God is using my stubbornness as tenacity to keep me from loosing heart and giving up this uphill battle of chronic illness! I pray that the Lord uses 'determined' in you life this year to help you put off the old and put on the new creation you are in Him!
    Blessings!
    Heather

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  2. Birdie--I like your word "gratitude" too. Take care of those precious ones God has given you. You are already putting gratitude into practice when your coffee maker went out! :)

    Heather--I pray that God continues to help you through your illness. You are an inspiration to me.

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