I started blogging more than 10 years ago on a simple little site called The Kitchen Princess, mostly to share recipes with my daughter and friends. I love to cook, they liked my cooking and so it seemed a natural fit. But I’m a ponderer and thoughts come to me. Ideas and thoughts about God pop into my brain I’m sure couldn’t possibly originate with me. Good things, God things, you know? So I write about them too. I think you’d classify me as a ‘food and faith’ blogger. Which is perfectly okay with me!
As much as I love to cook, I love God more; thinking about Him, talking to Him, pondering His amazing goodness in my life, and as time went on, I realized I wanted to write about Him more and more.
Anyway, this time of year, lots of bloggers start writing about their ‘one word’. They pray and ask God to give them one word for the year, one word to guide and focus them over the months. Many of my blogging friends have chosen amazing words for this year. Words like: Simplify. Enable. Pursue. Grace. Dwell.
Like I said, I don’t usually jump on blogging bandwagons but this year, after reading about some thought provoking words, I prayed about it and lo and behold a word popped into my brain, highlighted and bolded, underlined and italicized!
My favorite scripture verse, the one I hold as a precious possession, is from Psalm 16 and it goes like this:
O lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup. You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Yes I have a good inheritance. Psalm 16:5-6
Guess what ‘one-word’ the Lord highlighted in my spirit?
Clearly God wants me to have a deeper understanding of what ‘inheritance’ means so I’ll be studying it and letting you know what I learn.
“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.” Not because my life is filled with ease and luxury but because He. Is. There. He has marked off the boundaries of my life and yours. He fills my cup and saturates every inch of my life with His presence.
It’ll take me a lifetime to understand and apprehend my inheritance,“the unsearchable riches of Christ.” There’s much about inheritance I can’t and won’t understand until I’m face to face with Christ but I’ll share what He shows me. And I covet your prayers!
Has God given you a word for this year? I’d love to know what it is and I would be honored to pray for you.
Hmmm…I kind of like this particular bandwagon. 🙂 xoxo