Word of God Speak – Linky – Have you found One Word for 2016?
Finally God did it – He led me to my One Word for 2016. The word is ABOUND.
And I couldn’t have come up with that one. As I was meditating one morning – that’s what I heard – abound.
So I looked it up:
- to be present in large numbers or in great quantity
- to be copiously supplied
- be in a state of movement or action
- to be filled
Act boldly, openly under new direction. – Abound is my Word for 2016
2 Corinthians 9:8. (tweet this)
My scripture for the year is: (This will be our memory verse for this week.) 2 Corinthians 9:8
And one additional scripture for me to keep in mind is Philippians 1:9,
I am so excited to see where He will lead me this year.
Here are my thoughts on studying this scripture using the SIMPLE Bible Study Method.
S – Say the passage out loud:
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV).
I – Interpretation – Find out all you can about the passage. When? Where? Why?
Here is the Greek word “abound” from this passage for all those Greek scholars: περισσεῦσαι, to make a thing to abound unto one, to confer a thing abundantly upon one (Strongs 4052)
This verse is found under the heading “Sowing generously” in my Bible. Paul is encouraging the Corinthians to be generous.
I noticed in both scriptures “all” is repeated. And that God is more than able to do everything. And that His power is at work in us.
M- Make a list of thoughts, questions and ideas.
Through ALL things I need to remember that God supplies ALL my needs. In order to ABOUND in all I do, I need to surrender it all to God.
Surrender = give to God in prayer
Prayer and connection need to be my focus this year.
What does it mean “all grace abound to me”? Does that mean I don’t have to be perfect? Does it mean I can relax? Let it go. Find God’s power – not mine and go where He tells me.
P- Pray for God’s Guidance This is a silent time of prayer, listening to God Speak.
I had a lovely meditation when I finally stopped talking to God and LISTENED.
L- Life – How can I apply what I have heard from God to my life?
In order for God to be known I must break free through my wall of insecurity – the introvert in me. I must allow Him to let me BURST FORTH – to show His light to the world.
I have felt “birthing pains” in the latter part of 2015. I have seen visions of butterflies working to come out of their protective coverings. Sometimes I feel like I am knocking, hammering and waiting to crack through, while at the same time I’m held back by my insecurities.
Lord, when You gave me the word ABOUND, I felt elated, set free, unentangled, ready to do Your will.
But I also must plan:
E- Exit with a prayer of confirmation, forgiveness, praise or acceptance.
Lord, I am so grateful for Your presence in my life. I feel such an abiding peace and joy. Now I feel Your abundance and your consistency in all I do. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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