Thursday, November 22, 2012

My one word..

          This past week I was listening to K-love. The callers were asked to call in and say in one word what they were thankful for. There were answers like Salvation, Christ, Family. I have spent some time thinking what my one word would be. I believe if I needed to put it in one word what I am thankful for it would be the word "Now".  It has taken me my whole life to be able to honestly say that. You see I am a person who is always looking for the next exciting thing. (Kind of like putting out Christmas decorations before Halloween)  I couldn't wait to grow up. Couldn't wait to get married. Couldn't wait to have kids. And so on and so on.  You get the idea.  Many times Tim has told me that I wish my life away always looking for what is going to happen next. I have never been content in the moment. A few months ago I was asked to speak about being still.( It was a real stretch for me because I am hardly ever still.) As I started doing my research, I never realized how many times God asked his people to be still. He wanted them to be still so they could acknowledge  the wonderful things he had done for them. He wanted them to be still so they could praise Him for the wonderful things he was presently doing for them. Finally, He wanted them to be still so they could see the things that he was about to do.
      We have had a very quiet Thanksgiving today because we did all of the family celebrating early.As I sit here I realize I am thankful for "NOW". I have this one moment, this one parcel of time, and I realize I am blessed to have every moment given to me. We are not promised the next moment; only this one. I think right now I will be still and praise Him for the moment he has given me today.

Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10


  1. For years at my church, our pastor has challenged us to pick a word and focus on that word for the entire year, as sort of a new years resolution. It's a really awesome concept and has turned resolutions into reality for more people than I can even begin to name. If you have some time, check out the website at Mike, my pastor, and a friend wrote a book about this whole concept and I personally can not wait to read it!

  2. Thanks for the tip I will check it out.