Thank you to Tracy over at One Degree Ministries for reminding me to do a One Word Check Up.
God gave me the word, "Diligent" back in January. It is hard to believe it is already July 10th.
You can read more about how God gave me the word here.
I had big aspirations at the beginning of the year for me and My One Word. I planned on reading all the verses in Scripture with my word in it in various translations. The truth: I haven't read even a fourth of the verses with my word in one translation yet.
So...what has God taught me so far about "Diligent"
This has been one question that I return to frequently.
The answer has been interesting so far.
Things don't get accomplished without someone being diligent.
A dangerous thing for a 'reformed control freak' who has tendencies of backsliding.
God wants us to be diligent but who remembers He is in control.
Am I interacting with my word?
When reflecting I see myself interacting with "Diligent" regularly and not even realizing it.
Diligent and I interact when I :
~ Save receipts and fill out insurance forms for my parent's house fire reimbursment
~ Spend 6 months looking for new home insurance after Mom and Dad were canceled by their old company two weeks after the fire
~ Continue to write and blog even on the days of discouragement
~ My photography outings produce better quality photos
~ Feel invisible but remind myself for the thousandths time, I am never invisible to God
~ Read my chronological yearly bible plan even when I am more than a month behind
Long story short, My One Word adventure is not where I thought it would be on July 10th.
However, it isn't about me and what I want...
Thanking God, He isn't finished with me yet.
Do you have a One Word for 2013? How is your adventure going?