I’ve gone back and forth with what I thought I’d choose for my word for 2013. It’s something a bunch of bloggers are doing that is a way to focus on someone you want to be in 2013. Not a resolution, which would be an action goal, but a prayer that The Lord would grow in you the fruit of your word. I love the idea.
Several words came to mind. None seemed right until this morning; in some confession time with the Lord, I came to my word. It fit. It’s right.
There are so many offshoots to this word for 2013. Desires I have for what this word will do in me, in my family, my blog, and different areas of my life.
In being a blessing, first the word has to change me. I need joy again. Life. Laughter in my soul. I need to have cheer in the Lord like I have never experienced! I feel like I’m on that path with some of my reading material and a few groups I am in, but I know that in order to bless others, I have to bless the Lord with my character, behaviors, beliefs, and attitude. I’m pressing into Him to find that growth and change.
In blessing my family, I want to love them in the ways they uniquely need to be loved. Elijah is a cuddle bug. Jael wants me to spend time with her. My husband needs that conversation and for me to not let the stresses of the day ruin the little time I have with him when he gets home. My sisters need my friendship and big sister “advice” when necessary. My parents need my honor. And so on…
In my blog, I know that I want to bless you with encouragement. Love. Experience. Stories. I want this blog to be a place you come to hear the Lord, to know that someone understands the season you’re in, to hear joyful and loving encouragement, to read a devo, to have this place be a refreshing and safe place for you to be you and share your story. I want to do life with you!! And in all of that, I want to learn to bless you as readers and friends.
I want to be blessed so that I can bless others. It’s an amazing joy in my heart when I can surprise a friend by buying her coffee or lunch. When I have the ability and room to be generous. When I can simply pour out blessing on others because God blessed me first. I know it’s not all about money. And I know generosity is sometimes required even when we ourselves are in need. But I also know this, I want a generous heart with eyes open to bless others, however that may be.
I want 2013 to be about God’s blessing in my life overflowing in all these areas. Along with my list of 12 Prayers, I know this year is going to be a year of breakthrough. And I couldn’t be more excited.
Share with me below….did you pick a word for 2013? What is it and why??