Wednesday, December 27, 2017

One Little Word 2018

Random pictures from our family photo shoots this year ;)

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Wow, it has been a loooong time since I wrote here. If you don't follow me on Instagram, that's where I share our day-to-day life, and have been "mini-blogging." I love to write, but don't always have time to sit down at the laptop to share my heart. I'm jumping on tonight for a quick post...very little editing, just pouring my heart out for a few minutes.

We're quickly approaching 2018 and can I tell you, I'm pleased as punch? I'm SO ready for this next year! I believe there are some big things in store for our family, I believe God has some amazing things in store for his kids, and I'm excited to see what's coming next.

As I always do, I like to choose One Little Word for the year (click the link if you're not sure what that is.) And as God always does, he dropped the perfect word in my spirit a few days ago. My One Little Word for 2018 is



I have felt this word stirring in my soul for several months now, but the last few weeks, God has really been speaking to me about being faithful. Faithful to the story he's writing with my life. Faithful in my relationships. Faithful with my time. Faithful with the gifts he's placed within me. Faithful. My initial reaction was "God, I'm faithful! I don't cheat on my husband!" LOL But as I dug into the meaning of the word, I was taken aback. There was a far deeper, richer meaning to this word than I knew.

Faithful [feyth-fuh l] adjective
1. Strict or thorough in the performance of duty
          |a faithful worker
2. True to one's word, promises, vows, etc.
3. Steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant
          |faithful friends
4. Reliable, trusted, or believed
5. Adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate
          |a faithful account; a faithful copy

I had been meditating on this verse for quite some time:

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?" Luke 16: 10-12
In 2018, I want to be found faithful. I want to be faithful to my husband, yes, of course. But I want to be found a faithful steward of my health. All of my relationships. My home. My gifts and talents. The story God is writing with my life. I want to be faithful in all the little things that I think no one notices. Because HE notices. And if it's true that I live for an audience of One, then I want him to see me and know I'm faithful.



My One Little Word this year isn't about changing everything about how I live my life. It's simply about having intentional conversations with my Father God, asking him "Show me how to be faithful with this life you've given me. Show me how to be faithful with the laundry and the dinner, with my marriage and my children, with these gifts and this calling, with every little thing in my life. Show me how to glorify you in the midst of the mundane by being faithful with those things that no one else sees." And then creating space to listen and obey.

This year my word is FAITHFUL. What is your One Little Word?

Blessings,
April

1 comment:

  1. APRIL! I love this and may very well steal it for my word. You just so inspire me. Glad to be your friend!

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