Weekend Word

Friday, December 31, 2010

{Welcome to the weekend! I've chosen a word from my Bible's concordance, and am sharing a few of the related verses. I hope you will consider theses verses over the weekend, and perhaps spend time in the Word finding others. If you don't have a Bible handy, here is a great online version. Till Monday. . . }


That is the message for December 26, from a daily flip calendar I've had since 1994. When I read it this year, I had an overwhelming urge to cross-stitch that motto and put it over my fireplace. Instead, I'll post it here, and use it as inspiration for the last Word of this year,

Godliness

Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. I Timothy 3:16 (My Bible, the NIV Study Bible explains that godliness implies a good and holy life, with special emphasis on its source, a deep reverence for God.)

. . . men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain. I Timothy 6:5-6

But you, man of God . . . pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness. I Timothy 6:11

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly love. 2 Peter 1:5-7

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I am working towards more order, contentment, hospitality, and godliness in my home. I hope that you found a bit of those things in your home in 2010, and that you will join me as the journey continues in 2011.

Happy New Year!

On Thursday, I linked this up with Faith Barista's Jam Session. She provides some great food for thought on what word will describe 2011, and I don't want to let the passage of time make me forget these words.


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6 Responses to “Weekend Word”

  1. Wow, yes... I could use a lot more of that word in my life, all the time.
    This might be the number one goal for my 2011 too.
    Found your blog... love it.

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  2. HI Heather - So glad you found me, because now I've found your blog, too. Consider me a new subscriber, and Happy New Year!

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  3. All of these things I can use more of in my home, as well. I'm really working on the hospitality part -- serving people and making them feel at home. To be like Jesus, to be a servant with a true servant's heart.

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  4. Great thoughts. I think as wives and moms we all strive for more of these things in our home.

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  5. I'm working on hospitality this year, too. It's not my word, but I know it has been missing (in parts) from my life.

    Great quote! Great post!

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  6. How beautifully you've planted those seeds of contentment and godliness in 2010-- as you step the new year. May God bless them to blossom in your home and on your blog in 2011 through your hospitality. I enjoy being here. I feel your gift of hospitality!

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