Monday, January 3, 2011

My Word for 2011...

I feel so unprepared...a new year dawning and I still there is stuff to finish from the last one.
I told my friend Jennifer that I wished I had more time to prepare my heart and mind for these big events...Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's...they just seem to seek up on me. It just seems like I can never find that quite place to sit at the Lord's feet and let Him speak to my heart.
I am thankful today that He has provided just that...quite...just me and the Lord (and the occasional opening and closing of doors from boys playing outside and then inside again.)
As I have sat with Him today one word has come to my mind. I have decided to make it my word for the year (thanks for the idea Janelle).


No, not the kind that you find with a map or under an x. For you see I have already found the only treasure I need. I have found the treasure of Jesus. The blessing of family. So many times I find myself searching for other things to satisfy when really my treasure is right here waiting for me.

I am talking about the verb form of treasure.

Webster's says it means to:

hold or keep as precious: Cherish, Prize

So my word, my goal for 2011 is to treasure, to cherish, to prize. To stop striving and searching and trying to make everything meet my crazy weird expectations and to just stop and treasure what is sitting right in front of me. To live fully right here and right now...making the most of every moment to love, and laugh, and grow in His ways.

Do you have a word for the year?


Janelle said...

I love it - I think you and Ann (V) are thinking similarly - hers is HERE - being all here. I think treasuring what you have right here is precious! I hope to claim a little treasuring too!! Glad you had some quiet today!

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Jenna, I have a scripture, and it really spoke to me when it jumped off the page~it says...
Your Life is a Journey travel with a deep conciousness of God. 1st Peter 1:18. So since you got us to thinking, I think my "word" will be "Travel". I loved this post, just a word will be fine!! Love ya! Girl.

Michelle said...

I have 2 still. As in be still and know that I am God. Be still and don't miss what is around you. Be still and hug your babies. Be still already! :-)