Thursday, January 2, 2014

My One Word - HEALTH

The choice of 'My One Word' does not usually come without much prayer and listening for God's voice. Yet, as 2013 was coming to a close, the Lord kept placing one word in my heart: "Health". Oh great, I thought, yes I know I need to lose weight but really, that's the word for the year?

Well, let's just see what 'Health' really implies for my life as we move into 2014.


"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:23-25

Oh, how these verses have spoken to my unhealthy spiritual reality. You see, I have 'been in the habit' of not meeting together with other believers. It was only supposed to be a couple of weeks to refresh and regroup.  However, those 2 weeks became 2 months and then 1 1/2 years. It became a 'habit' to not attend church. In doing so, my spiritual health has deteriorated and I've become weak as a believer and as a child of the king.  The passion and fire that used to burn and spur me on to encourage others has diminished, faded and all but burned out.

As the Lord began to speak 'health' into my spirit, it was only a short time before I realized the vastness of what He was speaking to me. Before physical health can be achieved, spiritual health must be restored. That is where the Lord has asked me to focus during the beginning of this new year.

Several years ago I wrote a sermon that I shared with a large group of women, it was entitled: 'Does your soul prosper'.  At that time, my soul was Very prosperous, however, these days, I must say, no, my soul is not very prosperous. Of course there is a lot to that sermon that I am unable to share here but just know, this has nothing to do with tangible prosperity! But it has Everything to do with the peace of God that only comes from a continuing, on going, daily relationship with the One True God!!

In this new year God is calling His people to Relationship! Our vertical relationship is the most valuable and important of all. It is the foundation of all relationships.  But He is also calling us to horizontal relationships that are based and grounded on our relationship with Him. This is where I have struggled since my husband passed away. So much in life changes when you lose half of yourself after a 30 year marriage. Relationships all change, people move on with their couple friends, you don't 'fit' in any more with them. You haven't had 'single' relationships and don't want to fit in there. It seems there is no place for the newly widowed within the church family and you find yourself pulling yourself away into a solitary and protective existence. You don't realize how unhealthy it is, you just need to feel safe.

Hence, the non-scriptural lifestyle I have become accustom to. Therein lies My One Word! Health!!

It begins today with a focus on my Spiritual Health and will proceed, in God's Timing, with:




May 2014 bring you all that God has placed in your heart. May your desires be ignited by His Word! May you be blessed beyond earthly measure and May God be Glorified in All You Are!!!


  1. I'm with you on this, Cindy. My word for the year is "Move" - it means literally to move more physically, but also move spiritually and emotionally toward what I need and move away from what I need to let go of. It covers the same areas you've mentioned. I'll be checking in on your progress! :)

  2. Great word, Cindy, with so many interpretations!

    Thanks for visiting my blog post. The scrap fabric paper dolls have been so much fun for her. It's also fun to introduce her to one of my favorite "little girl" things -- paper dolls. I loved them so much and spent hours cutting and playing.


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