Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. ~ I Corth. 13:13I have read this passage of Scripture countless times in my life, just not that version. I've written about it and taught from it; I've prayed it over other's lives and prayed for it for my own life. And always from the standpoint of loving each other. But, not until last week did I see it in whole other Light. What spoke to me was the wording "love extravagantly". And I understood it, for the first time, to also mean love GOD extravagantly. We trust in Him, hope in Him, and we should love Him, which we all know and do (hopefully). But, to love God extravagantly?! If I love Him extravagantly, then that love with overflow to people...Oh, my, what am I committing to?!
I'm a very plain and simple woman. There is not an extravagant thing about me in the natural. Nothing about my clothes or home; I don't shop or do anything in an extravagant way. I have, at times, been so caught up in the Spirit during worship, that I would say I've experienced worshiping The LORD extravagantly. But, that's been The Holy Spirit's doing.
|My One Word 2012 goal may change more than I think...|
I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff ready to jump off, trusting Jesus' Arms to catch me; trusting my blog family to be supportive. It's one thing to have your list of goals to accomplish or not, quite another to publish it for the world to see it. I am now accountable to work at loving my God with an extravagance, but with no picture of that looks like in my mind. The Holy Spirit is really going to have to teach me. This is truly scary to me...aahhhh....here I go...
My official One Word for 2012 is Love Extravagantly!
|It might change what I accomplish and how I touch humanity!|
Because of Him and Unto Him,