Day 4. Living Your Word

Scripture Reflection

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NKJV

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Devotion

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Let's check-in. So far, you've got your word and your scripture for the year.

Now, let's add another layer.

One of the challenges with planning your goals is that it's something out there in the future. It's not tangible, so you're never quite sure about the impact your goal will actually have on your life. You know it will be a good thing but other than that, it might be challenging to articulate it. Would you be able to describe your goal? Can you envision how your life will be different when your goal is manifested? In the past, I've had clients who achieved their healthy weight, and then we're disappointed because they did not feel any different and nothing really changed like they thought it would.

In Psalm 19:14, David cries out to God and humbly surrenders his mouth to the Lord. He asks Him to let the words of his mouth and the meditations of his heart be acceptable to His sight. He understood that faithfulness to God was inextricably tied to what he said. He understood that his words preceded his actions, and the same is true for you. As you begin to plan out your year, consider what kinds of words would be acceptable to God.

Today you're going to spend time thinking about what's possible when you live in line with your word. You're going to capture in words what your life will look like when your word is manifested this year.

You're going to use the power of words to continue to create an image in your mind's eye of how your life will be transformed over this year. Words are powerful and will help you cast your vision and articulate the thoughts in your mind. You will use them to encourage, uplift, and strengthen you during your daily prayer times when you're feeling discouraged or need a reminder of what you want your year to look like.

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Action Steps

1.  Reflect on your word and your theme scripture. Brainstorm what your word means to you. What possibilities can open up when you're living your word? How will it impact your health and weight releasing journey?

2.  Now, write down up to 10 words that relate to your word. For example, if your word is joy, you could write laughter, family, health, peace, faith, walking, or any other word that comes to mind when you think of joy. (i.e., my word one year was 'Capacity,' and the words I chose for my word were love, increase, health, blessings, vision, freedom, impact, joy, women, and rest.)

3.  Once you've decided on your words, it's time to put them into an art form at WordArt.com. This will be a visual image of what your word will look like. Click here to view a PDF for Steps to Create Word Art.

4.  If you need visual help, you can watch a short how-to video here: How to Create My Word Art.

WordArt 2020 for Committed

5.  Share your word art in our private Facebook group here.

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Reflect

1.  Write your 10 words in your journal.

2.  Define as many of your words as possible in your own words.

3. How are some of these words reflected in your health?

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Worship and Prayer

The More I Seek You

"Lord, I'm so excited about all the new possibilities that come with the start of a New Year! Lead me, guide me, direct me, shape me, mold me, transform me into the person you created me to be. Let the words that I think, speak, envision, and declare glorify you and draw me closer to you. Please help me to see in my mind's eye all that you have in store for me in the coming year. Help me to understand the power of words and help me to create, Lord, as you created the world with the power of your word; help me to understand that there is life and power in my words. Let these words that you have given me be manifested this year and always. In Jesus' name. Amen."

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Share Below

Share your 10 words. Explain why one of them is important to you.

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Additional Scriptures

"A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart." Proverbs 21:2 

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 AMP

"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."  Proverbs 18:21 

 

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Alisa Boomer
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20 days ago

My word of the year is “Reliance” and my secondary words are peace, joy, encouraged, love, content, open, faithful, wow, accomplished, and progress. Peace means the most to me because my heart is strained in regards to my current health and only reliance on the Lord can bring me true peace.

Lesley Ruth C
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6 months ago

Perseverance Endurance Sustaining Steadfast Discipline Tenacity Pursuing Passion PlantedSolid Integrity Grit

This last year has been tough and the current season has continued to be really challenging and I sense that God wants to strengthen my spirit in His Spirit, no matter the suffering. So it’s about bearing all things and being seen through by the Holy Spirit as I cling to the Lord, his Word, and remain steadfast. Fastened to the Rock which cannot move…

These words are what the Lord is teaching me right now. He is developing my character so that I will be a mature Christian, able to stand without being swayed in any way. The winds and storms that blow make a tree strong. I am learning the way of discipline in the face of trial and tribulation. My faith, hope and love will come out shining like gold, glorifying God. His plans will come to fruition in my life. The struggle in this life is real, but the way through is Jesus. 

Beth Stevenson
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8 months ago

My word for the year is submission. My ten words are surrender, yield, humility, obedience, pliable, malleable, acquiescent, offering, pleasing, and worship. Yield is the most important to me as I can visualize it in different contexts and it requires some of the other words to carry out.

Jackie Postell
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8 months ago

My ten words are: health, focus, dedicated, obligated, pledge, responsible, promise, faithfulness, devoted, liability. Responsible is a key word because it holds me accountable for my life choices. 

LoRéal-Angelique
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8 months ago

My word is Healed- connected, whole, known, at peace, freed from suffering.

Karen J
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8 months ago

My word is Established. My ten words are confidence, structure, focus, knowledge, provision, hard-working/ diligent, secure/ rooted, accomplished, and last but not least peace.

Melanie Galbraith
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8 months ago

My word is Love…my ten words are…trust, submit, faithful, connection, outreach, love, gentleness, hope, stretching, positive, boldness, try, perseverance, and grow. i am stretching myself beyond where I currently am so that I can grow in love and continue to be made holy. (Holy = perfect love of God and others)

Audrey W
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8 months ago

My word is commitment. Prayer, faith, intentional, focus, discipline,
planning, self control ,consistent,dedicated and perseverance. God is in control at all times.

Christine G
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8 months ago

My word is Hope. My ten words from hope are: expectation, joy, fulfillment, strength, life, freedom, victory, peace, health, love. The one that stands out to me is expectation. I’m looking forward with expectation at what God will do this year on my life in all areas including my health❤️🙏

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