The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O Lord, endures forever ~ do not abandon the works of Your hands. Psalms 138:8

My word for 2009

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 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.

So there you have word for 2009...follow. I pray that you too, dear friends, will find time to consider your goals for 2009, and that God would stir your heart to follow Him.


Laura said...

Who knew one word could evoke so many wonderful and challenging ideas?! Inspired choice :) I look forward to reading many stories of how your word motivates you throughout 2009

Shawna said...

A totally agree with Laura, it's a good word.


Dustin and Chelsey said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely words. And to add to that, looks like you had an amazing CHristmas, glad you're "island Princess" was there I'm sure!! Hope you're doing great!!!

susan said...

I love this word idea...and you picked a really good one.
I am trying to come up with one for myself and not having a lot of luck so will come to me though...stay tuned! :-)