All around the internet I’ve heard people asking one question;
“What is your word for the year?”
I tried to ignore the tug of that question, but it simply would not go away.
My original answer was another “Buzz word”.
It was the word “Relationship”.
But God’s point was that He wanted to expand my heart.
I know what touches my heart, and I am certain it touches His as well.
Truth is, I can escape that expansion here on the net if I choose to.
If I choose not to be around pain, I don’t have to be.
But that’s not real is it? Real people really hurt.
You’re a real person, with real pain, with real problems, real questions.
So what is the word?
What is the one word that I could spend a year on?
The word is “EXPANSION”.
The English Thesaurus that lives on my Word program says these words are synonyms of expansion;
growth, development, increase, extension, spreading out, opening out.
When I read God’s word, my understanding of Him is expanded.
When I study on the internet, my world is expanded.
When I spend time doing the things that God has gifted me to do, my talent is expanded.
When I go out of my way to talk to those I do not know, my understanding of human nature is expanded.
When I share my story, your heart is expanded.
When I hear your story, my heart is expanded.
Through our stories, we are knit together in a unique way,
which only God our creator knows how to do.
Through our stories,
we are expanded together in the knowledge of God’s purpose for our lives.
Every problem, with its provision, gives an expanded view of what God thinks of us.
So I’m asking you to join me.
Don’t be afraid any more.
Don’t just read.
Activate your expansion.
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Share your story, in part or in full.
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Blessings on your expansion.
- One Little Word (wolftale.wordpress.com)
Psalm 139 (NIV)
1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
“Expansion” Deborah I like that, especially what you said about when you read His word your understanding of Him is expanded. Very true and something we definitely need for the new year; to expand our knowledge and understanding of God. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by Liz. I was thinking today how expansion is not always comfortable,maybe like a new pair of shoes, but we adjust and then we are able to expand even more. What a year this promises to be!