And I'd like to know how you are doing with your One Word goal for 2012. Please share with me, as I have prayed for each of you who I knew had a One Word goal.
My One Word was actually two: Extravagant Love.
I was reading Romans 8:32-39 the other day:
He Who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not, with Him, also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God Who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ Who died, and furthermore is also risen, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the Love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who Loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is a picture of God Almighty's Extravagant Love toward me. Toward you. We are on the receiving end on a Love that will never quit and can never be taken from us!
But, what about me pouring out Extravagant Love to others? I don't ever have a problem receiving God's Love for me, but people...
Since, I've come out of the wilderness I was in for seven years, slowly, I'm allowing others love for me to reach my heart again. And willingly allow my heart, that is so filled with God's Love, to pour out to others. It's been slow - like a springtime tulip opening itself up unto full bloom in the sunshine. But, I'm getting there.
I'm getting there!
How are you doing with your goal? Please share.
Because of Him and Unto Him,