Well, I’m a little late to the game for my Word of the Year. It’s actually the first time I’ve decided to focus on a word this way. SO many of my blogger friends have already blogged about their word, but I’ve just now thought of the word that I want to focus on. My word is:
Recently, my awesome and loving husband told me something that shocked me somewhat. He said that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve also become more negative. If there’s something negative to be found, I’ll be sure to find it. Packages take too long to arrive, it’s too cold, it’s too hot, too loud, not enough of this or that, blah blah blah. You get the picture. If there was something to complain about, I did.
I was a bit taken aback at first, but then I realized that he was right. No one likes to be around a Negative Nelly all of the time. It sure makes one feel like a bummer to be so negative as well. I’ve also realized that I need to spend more time in God’s Word. My friend Candace at His Mercy is New has a series of printables and posts called Praying the Scriptures. Praying through the Scriptures each day has already had a noticeable POSITIVE impact on my heart. For the month of March, I am working through 31 Verses to Lead Us to the Cross. I’ve also found a Scripture verse that I want to pray on this year.
Proverbs 17:22~ A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
I know that having a positive outlook and attitude makes me feel much better. I’m not saying that I feel like a million dollars all of the time, but the difference in noticeable. I want my husband to have a wife who is cheerful, and my children to have a cheerful mother. I’m wise enough to realize that we can’t be happy all of the time, but we can strive to be. Spending more time in the Scriptures will surely draw us closer to Him, and soften our hearts.