This new series is going to dig a little deeper in the Word about one word. And what a better way to start the year and alphabet but with the word action.
Leaping into 2020 – I started to think about how I wanted this to be different from 2019- the year of courage. I realized the underlying theme- was to take good ideas, good plans, good intentions placed on my heart and put into action.
I feel God used last year to build my trust. To feel excitement about the thoughts and ideas he placed on my heart. I let fear freeze my ideas. And in the last few months God has really been pointing out my lack of action. I keep hearing “actions speak louder than words.” That was an ouch moment…. Rather moments.
I am a master at planning- but not so good about action in areas I feel inadequate. I am really good at putting things into action when I understand the big picture. But God doesn’t always reveal the big picture and is looking for you to just take the next turn.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
The Word has so so so much to say about taking action. So let’s dig a little deeper…
Action could be to start something, taking action to stop something, or taking action to rest in something.
Geez. So many options.
Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
John 13:17 (NIV)
So as I start 2020 off…. I am tackling all three in small steps.
I am taking action to start the weekly ABCs series and diving deeper into the word- one word at a time.
I am taking action to stop Turing to sugar to comfort and energize. Today will be the first day of 40 for a faith based sugar fast. (Want more info go check it out- Wendy Speake’s 40 Day Sugar Fast)
I am taking action in resting (and praying) in his desire for this blog / community and the speed I take my ideas, so that they remain manageable and in His glory.
At the end of the day, action is all about obedience to God. Take action even if that means action in being still when he calls you to. How do you take action in His glory?
Next week: ABCs of 2020: Bitterness.