If you haven’t read yesterday’s post about finding one word on which to focus my life this next year, you might want to read it prior to reading this post.
I found great synonyms for my word. Words like: aboveboard, deeply ,earnestly, from the bottom of heart, genuinely, in all conscience, in all sincerity, in good faith, ingenuously, profoundly, really, truly, truthfully, without equivocation.
This word can be applied in all areas of my life and will enhance whatever task I am doing or will do. Applying this word to the aspects of my life will most likely produce fruitfulness in whatever area it is utilized! Already I have seen its positive affect on my relationships and responsibilities. This will make more sense once I reveal my one word!
So, drum roll please………. my One Word for 2013 is:
The definition in my old Webster’s dictionary defined wholeheartedly as: “a sincerity and earnestness, as in devotion to a person, cause or the like!”
My journal reads: “Lord, this is my desire, but…Oh, how I need Your grace to make it happen. To not extend myself too far, yet to do life with wholehearted devotion to it. I wholeheartedly enter 2013. I wholeheartedly yield to You and to the plans and purposes You have for my life. And I wholeheartedly expect and receive Your direction!”
It goes on to say: “I wonder how this word can be measured? Surely, if one taught wholeheartedly, studied wholeheartedly, parented wholeheartedly, worshiped wholeheartedly, wrote wholeheartedly and lived wholeheartedly, the outcome could be measured.”
Only time will reveal if it can be measured or not!
So – 2013 – here I come - WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!