Willing. A word for 2013.

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I am a hunter, and I am a gatherer – a warrior and a princess. There is something about seeking and finding and treasuring that has value beyond measure. Scattered throughout my life are vignettes born of adventure and quiet, of both the active and passive parts of my heart. There are beautiful baskets filled with warm sunshine dripping on sweet smelling grass with the melody of a child’s laughter in the air, and ravaged, bloodied battlefields filled with bowed heads and haunting songs of justice. Every vignette is steeped in eternity, drenched in divinity – pages in the ultimate story God is writing in me.

And now, there is a new treasure to be added. A word. Seven letters that emerged as I hunted for truth and gathered inspiration while the calendar turned its page to 13.

Willing.

It seems a fitting word for a warrior and a princess. It begins its journey with purposeful determination. It is bold, holding its sword high as it presses on with resolve. It ends its journey in cheerful submission. It is gentle, humbly bowing in grateful repose.

A mighty “YES.” A gentle “yes.”

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So I now wait to see the vignettes to be born in 2013 under the banner of “willing.” I am ready to hunt and to gather with the word embossed on my heart. Let the adventure and the quiet have their work in me as God writes. May I not miss the mighty and the gentle.

“For God is working in you, helping you be willing and giving you the willpower to do what pleases Him.” ~Phil. 2

 

This is the first-ever OneWord365 “word of the year” for me (which seems strange, given my love of words). Do you have a theme word? 

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About Ronne Rock

YOU ARE GOD'S HAND-CRAFTED DESIGN. AND I WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU.

We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one - I hold her. And that one - she is My delight. And that one - never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell). I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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2 thoughts on “Willing. A word for 2013.”

  1. Great Word!! Willing – right where God wants us! Ready for whatever He says to go and do! Or, to just sit quiet and listen as He shows us His wonder in this world of His. Our job is to be…. “WILLING”….. lets go 2013!!

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