Here was my One Word post for 2019...and the word was Abundance. As I read back over what I wrote one year ago I realize that I didn't actually follow through with what I thought I would do in regards to learning more about abundant living in Christ...and yet, perhaps it was done for me...
One thing I have learned is that we can't make things happen to have a more abundant life...it is something that happens through life's daily routines, experiences, unexpected events, both good and not so good...God is the One Who is orchestrating our lives in accordance with His perfect plan. My schedule and time-table is not necessarily God's schedule or time-table. His plans are NOT my plans...but His plans are the perfect ones for my life, whether I see it or not at the time.
|Remember this picture...the heart in the midst of the trees overlooking the pond when we first found this home?|
And yet, I have experienced God's abundant love and presence in my heart and life throughout this past year in so many ways. Probably the biggest was in how He brought together all of the elements necessary for us to finally sell our home and make this huge move to our new home in such a special way. This post that I wrote here, "A Dream Come True", probably sums it up the best. It seems as though God went above and beyond our dreams to bring this all to pass, and I just can't thank Him enough.
This is the verse that always comes to my mind when I think of the abundant love of God:
I think of this as a kind of benediction, or blessing. Our Lord is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think..." and not only is He able, but He does do this for His children whom He loves so much.
So now, that brings us to this year, and the new One Word for 2020. As of this moment, I am still thinking and praying about this.