I was challenged by Shawna to find a word to define my goals for 2009.....I thought first that I would need more than one word, but when I researched my words, I was amazed at how long and involved the definition was....the word is larger than I had ever considered it to be. So I found that one word would be sufficient, and would definitely keep me busy working and striving towards my goals.
My word is FOLLOW:
to go or come after; move behind in the same direction: That I would follow Christ, be behind Him and move in the same direction.
to accept as a guide or leader; accept the authority of or give allegiance to: To accept the Godhead as my ultimate authority, give my full allegiance to Christ.
to conform to, comply with, or act in accordance with; obey: to read God's word and obey and act in accordance with it.
to imitate or copy; use as an exemplar: to become a model or pattern to be copied or imitated; to be a Godly example for others to follow as I follow Christ.
to move forward along: I love this...to not stand still, to move forward in my walk with Christ.
to go after or along with (a person) as companion: to be a Godly mate for my husband
to go in pursuit of: to pursue righteousness.
to try for or attain to: to set a high standard and try to reach for it
to engage in or be concerned with as a pursuit: To direct my thoughts and concerns to that of Godly issues, not worldly ones.
to watch the movements, progress, or course of: to watch over my family; to care for each one's spiritual well being.
to watch the development of or keep up with: to follow God as my source to lead me in worldly matters and not rely on the news.
to keep up with and understand as in story or concept: Set out to really understand God's word as it applies to me.
to come next after something else in sequence: To allow God to be first in all things, to step back into second place.
to attend or serve: To attend to the needs of others, to be a servant under Christ.
to result as an effect; occur as a consequence: That as a consequence of my following Christ others would say "It follows then that sh e must be a Christian"; that my light would so shine that others would see Christ.