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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Word of the Year for 2011: Cultivate

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As another year comes to an end I look back onto the year to see what I have learned and what I have become. It makes me reflective, and gives me pause to stop, pray and really do some soul searching. Last year I did something new for me instead of doing "New Year Resolutions" that truthful are very shallow, I read about how you might select a word, to be your "theme" word for the upcoming year. I liked that idea. It seemed that it did not set up a shallow check list, but it also did not box God in to work in my life. So this year as I started thinking and praying about the year 2011 theme word God started to bring bible verses out in my life, as well as I started a new bible study that focused on personal traits, strengths, abilities, etc. that could describe someone.

Well I will be honest I took a long look at myself through the eyes of God, and saw that I was far from what he wanted me to be. God wanted to finish shaping, molding me into what he desired. So this year the word I have made for my theme word is : Cultivate

The cul·ti·vate (klt-vt)
tr.v. cul·ti·vat·ed, cul·ti·vat·ing, cul·ti·vates
1.
a. To improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; till.
b. To loosen or dig soil around (growing plants).
2. To grow or tend (a plant or crop).
3. To promote the growth of (a biological culture).
4. To nurture; foster. See Synonyms at nurture.
5. To form and refine, as by education.
6. To seek the acquaintance or goodwill of; make friends with.

*I believe God wants to improve and prepare my life through fertilizing my life with scriptures, and a better habits, and pointing out areas in my life he would like me to tend to or grow in. To nurture me and foster the women I am and that I am becoming. To refine me by eduction. He care who I make acquaintance of and who I make as my friends.

Why is this important? I want to be all the God wants me to be so that he can use me in the way he wants to. Also cultivating is important to me as a mom I am entrust to help cultivate my daughters into women of faith, as well as be a help mate to my spouse.

So this year God maybe loosening the dirt around where I am planted. God will fertilize my life and dig the soil around me - this I know. How he will do this I do not know. Yet I know this year I am going to be faithful and let God cultivate me. I will occasionally post updates on this subject as I learn the lessons God is wanting to teach me.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome. So true & a great way to put how He shapes us into who He wants us to be :)

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