Thursday, January 6, 2011

My word for 2011

My goodness, this is the first day I've stopped long enough to even think seriously about posting. I've been slightly busy. I could hardly wait to have the house back to myself and get on with the business of purging. 

I have cleaned and organized virtually every space in my house. Tossing, bagging for others and GW, cleaning and rearranging anything and everything, and boy, don't it feel GOOOOD !!

During the purging and cleaning process I noticed that in my spirit, I seem to be getting ready for something, something very different, something new. Something that is not yet ready to manifest, but is very close to being complete for presentation. I seem to be lightening my load so to speak. I was also thinking about the number of blogs I had noticed were talking about their "word" for 2011. 

I had zero plans of joining in and am not - exactly, however.... 
Every January I participate in the Daniel Fast and this year, my church started the Daniel Fast on January 2. I however, started preparing to fast a week earlier. Not so much by choice as my health has dictated that I have to, once again, make a life long dietary change which, funny thing, is actually like living on a Daniel Fast. Coincidence? Ok, so you're asking what does this have to do with the "word" choice of 2011. Just this. As I was asking Daddy a direct question about my mission for Him for this year, my eyes lifted to the plaque hanging above my door and this is what I saw - 
What I heard in spirit though is to take a closer look at the word Bless. Being one who has for years entertained myself with the mental game of trying to make new words out of one word, this was appealing to me. Here is what I saw. 
Bless = BlEss (be) 
bLESS   (less)
BLESs = (drop the bottom of the "b" and open the top to make an "f", spell backwards and you have "self "
Bless = Be Less Self

Following this was the verse 2 Corinthians 9:7
 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Yes, this is a highly referenced verse for tithing, but Giving is all inclusive of your inner most being; your heart and motive = blessed to be a blessing. Everyday you can tithe / give your smile, encouragement, positive outlook, a much needed hug. Bless others by Giving your best for their best benefit. 
So this is literally my word - my promise,  my 2011 focus, mission, and purpose.
With that having been said, consider yourself hugely hugged and may you have a greatly blessed day!



  1. Wonderful post my friend.. and you are so luck that we dont live closer cause i would let you just come over and purge and organize at my house
    Blessing and great wonderful adventures in your 2011

  2. Hi Karen,

    Can you hear me laughing? I am laughing 'cause I'd do it, yep, I would too!

    Blessings to you my Friend

  3. Wonderful and thought provoking post Ellen! I so need to purge more "stuff"...working on that and also need to "purge" some things from my life too. God is constantly at work in us isn't He?? So thankful today for Him and You!

  4. Hi Sandi,

    Thank you for the encouragement with your comment! I'm also working on that soul purging, so glad to have such amazing company while on this journey through life. So thankful for Him and you too!

    Blessings to you as well my Friend


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