I have been praying for about two months asking God to impress on me what my 2014 One Word should be. It wasn't long before this new word came into my mind, into my heart. I wasn't sure what I was to do with it. I had an inkling, but wasn't at all sure, so I kept praying.
December 28, 2013, I was validated. I was really needing this. This may sound vain and shallow but I am still human and I believe we all need validation. It is a true gift not from a box but from one's heart. It doesn't need a bow. It doesn't come with a pretty ribbon on it. Because it is beautiful all on it's own. When I received this gift on this day, I cried uncontrollably. Because someone near and dear to me gave me exactly what I was needing at the time. And I was so moved because my Lord and Savior knew my heart. He sees and knows and He moved someone else's heart to hand the gift over.
A couple of weeks before this, I received the same gift from someone else near and dear to my heart. It was so unexpected, it literally lifted me off my feet. Ok, the person lifted me off my feet, but my heart was touching the clouds.
You all may be thinking about now that my One Word for 2014 is validation. But it is not. The word God has impressed on my heart, I believe goes with validation. And I want to use this word in many ways. I'm not sure of all the details yet as to how God wants me to go about it, but I have a pretty good idea. I will keep my ears open to His leading throughout the year.
My goal each day is to honor the Lord. That is my heart's desire. I felt honored when I was validated. Sometimes I think we wait to do this until we are standing in a funeral home or in a church by a casket. That is all fine and wonderful, but I want to do this with others before that lid closes on the rectangle box or the ashes fill another kind of box. And I want to honor my Lord. So I shall see with time how my new word is to be used.
And so I reveal to you all my new One Word for 2014. . .
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