TUESDAY TEA: My One Word for 2014: HIKING
Please join me today as I’m serving a tea I received as a Christmas present…Coconut Vanilla black tea from Miro Tea in Seattle. (www.mirotea.com) Also, I’m sharing with you a conversation I had with God about selecting My One Word for 2014.
On New Year’s Eve, Seekerville (www.seekerville.net), one of my favorite websites, asks its villagers to select ONE word as a resolution for the year rather than a long list. This comes from an idea expressed in My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olsen. I gave prayerful consideration to “My One Word” for 2014 and discussed my selection with God.
ME: I think I’ll chose WALK.
GOD: You need a word with more action.
ME: Okay, my word will be WALKING.
GOD: Walking is good, but you need a word with more effort for my plans for you in 2014.
GOD: That’s perfect.
ME: *whining* But I don’t know if I want to work that hard and I’ve been really busy and I’ve been tired lately and I just want to sit around and enjoy life……..Plus there are lots of Bible verses with the word “walking” to use in my devotional writing…….. I don’t think the word “hiking” is even in the Bible!
GOD: Your word should be HIKING for this year. My plans for you in 2014 require effort and an attitude of selfless service. I’ll be with you along the trail…every step of the way.
ME *thinking of His words written on my heart*: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
So HIKING is My One Word for 2014.
I will be HIKING with service in our new church family.
I will be HIKING with dedication on my writing journey.
I will be HIKING with encouragement with my husband.
I will be HIKING with gratefulness for my many blessings.
I will be HIKING with love and praise for our Lord.
“Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you.” Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV
What is your “My One Word” for 2014? Thank you for stopping by for tea. I’ll see you on the trail!