For all my talking about what I want my OneWord to look like this year, I realized that I don’t exactly know how to rejoice. I don’t know how to genuinely praise God for EVERYTHING to ‘Rejoice always’.
If I’m honest, I usually bury the hard and don’t face it. I just tell myself that God sees the forest while I only see the tree and move on. Compartmentalized. Separate events from emotions. And move on.
I don’t thank God, praise Him, or glorify Him for those dark times. I move on.
So, with this realization as fresh as last night, I figure the best way to go about living out my OneWord is to ask God how to do it. I can read definitions and verses all I want but that does not mean my heart will understand it. I must go to square one, to the basics, and ask God, ‘how do I rejoice when I am hurt?’; ‘how do I rejoice when I don’t have answers?’; and ‘how do I rejoice always?’.
I’ll let you know what He comes back with…
How is YOUR OneWord2011 going?