From Water to Fearless

[ A David Psalm ] Light, space, zest— that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.
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So last year I did this One Word for the year challenge and my word was WATER.  (Funny word to me since I fear the water.)  The idea behind the One Word is to find time to meditate alone with God and allow Him to give you one word He can use to speak to you throughout the year.  As my year went on I discovered lots of new things about water and got excited when I saw water in places I never saw before.  I began to understand the power of water and even have changed the title of book number three to include water.  I feel like I am finally in the place where walking on water is part of my future, yet I still fear the water so to speak.
Why do I fear water so much?  Two major reasons: one I was thrown off a boat at a young age in hopes that I would learn how to swim and second my son almost drown in a pool accident when he was six.  I recently got over my fear of boats this summer and have gotten a little more relaxed with water but I think God wants me to go so much deeper this year and so He is connecting words for me.  This year my word is FEARLESS.  With this I think comes some new boldness in my ministry among other things. I am excited to see where He will take me with this fearless attitude this year and I look forward to the transition from water to walking fearlessly on the water.
I would encourage each of you to try the One Word challenge (just type it in your search bar and the site will come up on the internet or Facebook)  God desires to speak to us and sometimes I find it easier if I have a specific focal point so that I do not get distracted by too many venues.  God speaks to everyone in different ways and sometimes with a certain word to follow it makes the messages a little more clear.
Let me know if you have a word for the year.  It’s a challenge worth taking.  God has a lot work to do on all of us as we choose to mature into the likeness of Jesus and the more direct we can make the connection the easier it will be for us to understand what God desires to do in our lives.
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