Thursday, January 10, 2013

My One Word .....Let's Do This.

Something happened when I reached 41 1/2.  Yes, 41 1/2.  Age 40 came and went.   41, no problem..........but then, BUT. THEN... somewhere between 41 and 42.....this Mama......FORGOT.  STUFF.  I'm not kidding.  I used to pride myself on my good memory.  But then.... 41 1/2.      
Goodbye Memory. Hello Post-It Notes. My new BFF.

This realization did not stand alone...........with it came the following:

* Pottys.  When planning a shopping trip to the mall, I now like to map out where each of the women's restrooms are prior to hitting the stores.

* Hand lotion.  I remember thinking........."Why in the world do gals carry hand lotion in their purse?  Who wants greasy hands all day?"............then came 41 1/2. Dryness. Lots of it.

* Couch-Dozing.  I can't recall the last time I saw the 10pm news.  Snoozin' on the sofa AND memory loss?  Ouch.

Friends, this list could go on.........but let's get to My One Word, shall we?  Before I forget?

Have you Guessed it?
(Hold on, I'll grab my sticky pad)

MY. ONE. WORD. for 2013 is...................

You see, I don't want to forget.  I don't want to forget all that He has done for me.  All that He continues to do for me.  Who He is.  Who He sent.  Why He sent Him.....Himself. 

I have often compared myself to the Israelites....Primarily because I wandered the wilderness for nearly 40years.....(with some complaining and grumbling along the way)  So when I came across this verse, this incredible verse found in the book of Exodus...... I knew my search for My One Word had ended.
I am excited to see where God & My One Word will take me this year.  
                        So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. ~ John 8:36
I am excited to embrace it and apply it to all areas of my spiritual formation, my marriage, my family, my friends, my passions.    

 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. ~ Deuteronomy 11:18
 Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. ~ Proverbs 7:3
I am excited to not only ingest scripture, but digest scripture.       

This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. ~ Hebrews 8:10
I am excited to share this journey with all of you. 
               I thank my God every time I remember you. ~ Philippians 1:3

My One Word......Let's Do This.                  
Sweet Blessings,

Got a few extra minutes?  I love this song. I wanted to share it with you.

1 comment:

  1. "I am excited to not only ingest scripture, but digest scripture. "

    This is something I want to remember. :-)