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