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But as you’ve probably experienced at one time or another, life sometimes gets in the way of good intentions. I haven’t written about my One Word since that first day of January, but I have thought about it every single day.
And I’ve had some very honest conversations with God.
“God, I know you gave me the word Praise, but I’m just not getting it! I don’t know what you want me to learn—what you’re trying to show me. Could you be more obvious? Please?”
I don’t remember exactly what was going on the day of this particular conversation a few months ago, but I started to realize that I look at time in large chunks—the morning, the day, the week, etc. So, if I was having a rough day, I would remember it as a bad day, regardless of whether or not it was all bad.
I felt God moving me to look at shorter periods of time—moment by moment. And I began to see how He blesses my day, even on what seems like a really bad day.
Moment by moment, I find something to praise God for.
…a smooth morning while rushing to get out of the house on time.
…an unexpected opportunity for a heart-to-heart conversation with my daughter, no matter how busy the day is.
…the way God shows me grace when I know I’ve just disappointed Him.
…safe travel, even when bad weather tripled my commute time.
…an opportunity to stand up for what’s right, even when my knees were shaking.
It’s an ongoing journey—learning what it means to praise God…one that I know will never end.
But that’s okay.
I’m praising God for His patience with me.
And for repeating the same lessons over and over.
And over again.
How about you? If you have a One Word for 2013, how is it going?
Linking up with Winsome Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Faith Filled Friday, Spiritual Sundays, The Weekend Brew, and Melanie's One Word Linkup.