Friday, February 12, 2010

Constantly and Consistently Abiding

Tweaked post from past blog: Jan. 2010
The past few years I’ve had it in my mind to have a word for the year … I’ve seen others do it and it inspires them …
I file it under “Good Intentions” and continue on with life as I know it …
However, looking back on the last 2 years, the 2 years I really thought about that Word for the Year … each year had it--
2008- The Year of BE STILL
2009- The Year of CHANGE
And now- here has rolled in a brand new year- fresh, crisp, new and mostly unmarred….
What will your name be, 2010?
A word, a wonderful, fitting word that will encompass the year and be a focus also …
Its gotta be special and perfect …
Whew- this is nerve-wracking! What if the word I pick doesn’t fit?
I, being a list maker, set to writing down a list of words that resonated with me... but none really jumped out and said real loud, "Pick Me!" that is until....
Reading some treasured verses—this word came

Abiding

God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need,
You may abound in every good work.
-2 Corinthians 9:8

I am the vine and you are the branches:
If you abide in Me and I in you,
you will bring forth much fruit.
-John 15:5

Abide--- to stay; reside; continue firm or stable; to tolerate; bear; wait for
Abiding—lasting; enduring
Abound-- to be in great plenty; abounding – plentiful
Abundance--- ample sufficiency; great plenty; overflowing
Oh the possibilities- a year of abiding will bring.
Sounds like there will be good things, very good things, and yet- I know there will be struggles I will have to endure, pain I will have to bear, trouble I will have to tolerate.
I can do it.
I will Abide.

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