That is my One Word for 2011. My friend Alece over at Grit and Glory writes a blog post at the beginning of each year where she challenges us to pick our one word. I have been dragging my feet writing this post because I don't know if I will be able to follow through with living out my word.
Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. "
Do you see that? Don't miss how HUGE that is. He was pierced, crushed, punished and wounded so that we would be healed! That is not a physical healing but something even greater. A healing of our hearts and spirits.
Healed people forgive.
Healed people love with a genuine love.
Healed people need not fear.
Healed people aren't selfish.
Healed people trust.
Healed people let go of the past and don't hold grudges
Healed people believe what God says.
Healed people don't need others to fill their emptiness.
Healed people....have so much that God has offered to us and yet we don't fully receive His gift.
Jesus did not suffer the cross that we could live lukewarm lives. He offers us peace! What would it be like to let God's peace truly rule our lives.
Tired of living wounded. I want to walk in the freedom of Jesus' healing.
Here I go...I am going to do my best to honor God's enormous sacrifice and start living HEALED.