This is not a crafty post but rather a post of faith.
When I started the year, I decided to choose One Little Word per Ali Edwards and that word was Grace. I set out to learn everything I could about Grace starting with reading and studying the Bible verses that had the word grace in them. I read some other sources as well - such as Patter Cross's Hymns and Scripture challenge, the book One Thousand Gifts and Ann Voskamps blog A Holy Experience. I realized that grace is God's gift of unearned forgiveness, mercy and salvation.
As February approached, I realized that many of the verses I was studying that came from one of my two daily devotionals, Streams in the Desert and Jesus Calling, had little to do with Grace. I thought maybe God was telling me that instead of one little word for a year mine needed to be on a month by month basis.
The verses and reading seemed more focused on giving me strength through Him. It has been a difficult time the past few months and God was helping me to see how He had been there all along and how He would help me through everything. So I thought hmmm....maybe my word for February would be Strength.
Then, as I went back through my daily studies and reflections I wasn't sure that strength was what He wanted me to focus on. I kept coming up with surrender as a word that stood out. As we know God's hand is in all things, it was also the word for the Scrapbook Life Journal 2012 class I had signed up for and have not really participated in. (That's a story for another day)
Well now it's March and currently I am working on the word Humility which is an area that I struggle with daily. The amazing part though is that not only am I learning about Humility but I am also learning more about grace and surrender.
I don't quite know how to put it in words but the Lord is at work in my heart and my life. He is helping me to see connections I never made. I am beginning to grasp that all of these words, ideas, concept are interrelated. God is starting to help me create an understanding of his Word that I have never known before.
May your day be filled with many blessings!!!