Thoughtful Tuesdays – Creative Tuesdays – My Word for 2015
One of my goals this year was to be intentional – so one way was to join Creative Tuesdays. Every couple of weeks we are given an art challenge.
These were the instructions for this time:
However you choose to focus on your word, the idea is that it’s one that thrills you to action and contemplation.
It’s more about using intention for the year which is far more inspiring than making a new year’s resolution that invariably fails with its rather rather energy-sapping tasks.
For the last part of 2014 I struggled finding my WORD for this year. I settled on Intentional (which took 2 more posts, an addendum and God Changed my mind). After 16 days of rest, due to a bad bout of flu, I can say that I have been listening to Him.
Here is my artwork that describes my WORD for 2015.
I think my Word for 2015 is RESTORE.
Restore – to grow in each area of my life and produce a crop for Jesus.
I have been reading Titus and also Ed Hird’s book, Restoring Health, Body, Mind and Spirit. Then the Scripture I read next made so much sense.
My life verse is John 21:15, “Feed my lambs”.
So looking at Mark 4:20, I read:
Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop – some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown (Mark 4:20, NIV).
The landscape in the background Is my life here on earth – the places I have been, the places I will go to.
The butterfly is to remind me of my freedom in Christ. I was in a cocoon and now I am free – no longer caught in sin but saved by grace.
It is good to look back over 2014, to reflect on accomplishments and to see where God led me.
And I think that it is good to look ahead, but not so focused that I plow before seeding and planting and check the soil conditions too.
Food has been on my mind. I wrote at Family and Faith Matters how we have changed our diet to eat all healthy, natural foods. I want to nourish my body. I hope to write about this again as we closed Family and Faith Matters.
I even went further to look at each area and what I might want to focus on:
MIND – get rid of excess clutter, focus on one thing at a time
BODY – eat good healthy food, lots of fruit, vegetables, grain fed meats, chicken, fish, no GMO if I can help it, no sugars, no grains. I also need daily exercise and fresh air.
SPIRIT – to spend more time in prayer and studying the Bible.
Prayer: Lord, help me to focus on these areas in my life. Be in each area as I make changes and learn more. Help me in my prayer life – teach me to pray. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
Thanks to Michael for his Creative Tuesdays linkup.
I will be pinning my artwork on my wall to remind me of my WORD – RESTORE.
What’s your WORD for 2015. I would love to hear from you.
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