Are you a part of the One Word Movement? I am. I became a part of this movement even before I knew it was cool! Wa-a-a-a-y back, I would chose one word to live by for the year. In the past, some of my words have been Abide, Ponder, and Prayer.
Back in 2013, I discovered there was a book written about having One Word. Actually, I’ve seen two books. I’m not sure which one began “the movement.” Many writers and bloggers choose their One Word, and write about it each year. Go figure…I was way ahead of my time, and just didn’t know it.
Today, I am praying about and pondering my One Word for 2015. Several are rolling around in my heart.
I originally thought Love should be my word. I know I don’t love like Christ loves. This is something I need more of in my life. I need to learn to love the un-lovely. The sandpaper people. The people that don’t know Christ as their Savior. To love them would show them Christ in me. And out of an abundance of love, compassion would grow. Patience would flourish. Kindness would take over. There can never be too much love. “Love is patient, love is kind…” 1 Corinthians 13:4.
This is a different word, I know. I heard a webcast by Kim Cordes about Mind Mapping. She said that each thought we have makes a path across our brain. If we have the thought over and over, the path gets deeper and deeper. It seems we can get into “thought ruts.” I need to retrain my brain, stop the “have to” thoughts and change them to “get to.” I need to get out of the rut of my old thinking, and begin new thought patterns. “…taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:5.
The more I ponder this word, the more I’m leaning toward it for 2015. It speaks, well, deep into my soul.
I imagine it like this: There’s a storm blowing in the middle of the ocean. I’m out there, in a tiny boat. The massive 20 foot waves are tossing me about, causing chaos in my boat. I finally fall out, and drop deep, deep, to the bottom of the ocean. My movements are slower, deep down in the water. I fall deeper and deeper, until the storm can’t reach me.
That’s how I want my relationship to be with Christ – deep, into the shelter of the Almighty, where storms can’t toss me about. I long to slow down, and learn the deep things of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:10). I desire to plumb the depths of His Word, and know Him ever deeper, every day.
Deeper. Deeper knowledge of Him through His word, deeper dependance on Him through surrender, and a deeper relationship with Him the more time I spend with Him.
How about you? Are you choosing One Word for 2015? If so, what is it? Share with me in the comments, I would love to hear from you!
Until next week,
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