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My One Word

Faithful...It's My One Word this Year.  You can read why here. This past weekend I attended a Mom Heart Conference with Sally Clarkson.  It was my seventh year to attend and as always...the Lord spoke to my heart.

I have been feeling, for some time now, that I desperately needed to "connect" with my sweet and precious daughter.  Don't get me wrong, we love to laugh, sing and talk with one another...but I have been feeling that it's harder to truly connect...heart to heart.  I have been seeking the Lord in prayer about this situation and feeling very desperate.  I felt like time was slipping away like the sands of an hour-glass and that, as the quote from Hook goes, "Your missing it."

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This weekend, the Lord gently and graciously showed me that Hallie is ONLY 8! He reminded me that there is time...that He is a redeemer of time and would work a great work in and through us. He is FAITHFUL.

For me...I need to continue to FAITHFULLY seek His guidance...FAITHFULLY seek out opportunity to bond...FAITHFULLY praise Him for every moment I have with my precious daughter. I want to be a FAITHFUL steward of my time with my children.  I know that the moments fly by and the years are gone in a blink of an eye.

This week I have put away the school work, stepped away from my blog, turned off twitter, pulled out some of our favorite books and intentionally made the time with my children count.  I am looking for and planning moments to influence their hearts, their relationships with one another and with me.  I am being FAITHFUL to my word and to my purpose as a mom.

I am thankful for the gentle nudging of the Father...for His kind reminder that I have ample time, through HIM, to have a true heart connect with Sweet Hallie.  I am already seeing the fruit!  God is GOOD!

Do you have an area that you are striving to be FAITHFUL in?

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Katie

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One Word

As the New Year approached, I began reading blogs, FB post and Tweets discussing individual's "word" for the year.  It made me think. I, too, have a "word" for the year.  I have for several years, but I have never labeled it as that. I know God has dropped words into my heart for me to concentrate on throughout the year, and I have seen the fruit of heading those words. Some of my words have been: Thankful, Deliberate...and, of course...Intentional...I've been here for a few years now! ;)

As I was praying about direction for our family in this New Year, God dropped His "word" into my heart.  I knew it immediately. So in the middle of a Youth Discipleship Weekend,when I least expected it, I began writing.

FAITHFUL

For me, Faithful means MY Faithfulness to God and His call on my life...not His Great Faithfulness to me, although it is only through His faithfulness that I can be and do all I am called to be and do.  The Lord has impressed upon my heart to walk in Faithfulness in every area of my life...from family & friends to ministry & laundry& homeschooling. It's Tenacity...Giving My All...Doing Every Thing I Do "As Unto the Lord."

His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' (Mat 25:21)

Don't misunderstand...I am not a flake, I just need to be Intentionally Faithful...to recognize the Follow-through, the Fruit, and the Why to what I am doing and who I am. To live each day Faithful to God's Word with resolve...especially in the little things.

I am linking up with Rachel at It's Our Long Story just as a form of accountability.

What has God been speaking to your heart so far this year? Won't you share...

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