One Word 2020
I wonder if anyone thought choosing abundance as my one word 2020 was on the arrogant side. Did you? I almost did but Holy Spirit gave it to me and wouldn’t take it back. He’s not an Indian giver. And, He also gave me the scripture to go along with it…
Listen to Me; listen well…and delight yourself in My abundance. Isaiah 55.2
Abundance for me has nothing to do with the materialistic. But it does have everything to do with the goodness of God. It’s funny because the words He has dropped on me ever since Fall of 2017, have been: REAP (through 2018), FAVOR (2019), and ABUNDANCE (2020).
Now, 2020 hasn’t quite been the poster child of abundance, has it? Unless you track the abundance of frustration. For example: Covid19, quarantine, job loss, no church going, wearing an abundance of masks, and social distancing. There has been an over-abundance of those things.
God’s grace has been in abundance to us this past year. We are healthy. We are physically able. We are on no medications. We are financially content (not rich by a long shot).
We live in the present and in His constant presence. We remain in an attitude of gratitude. I take great solace in GAKAT – God Already Knows About This. We never say amen – which translates we pray without ceasing!
Could things be different? Could some family dynamics be better? Could fill in the blank…
Yes, of course – but I have lived long enough to know that God isn’t finished yet. I believe with all of my heart, mind, and soul that what He begins, He finishes. And, that relates to kids, grandkids, dreams, and hopes.
My grandma knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God would redeem her family – and He did. She didn’t live on earth to see all of us turn back to Him but I am confident Father opened the windows of heaven for her to see her two grandgirls rededicate their lives to living for Christ. Her complete abundance came in heavenly places.
I believe every born-again, follower of Jesus Christ lives in His abundance of grace and mercy. And, when we get to heaven we are going to see abundance as we have never seen it before. It’s what we were created for – heavenly abundance. We are on our way there.
I am looking forward to it.
I reviewed Nicholas Sparks newest book, THE RETURN, this week – the publisher wants to help me give TWO copies away! Leave a comment and I will randomly draw two winners on Sunday the 25th.