I know he doesn’t look sick, but he is. He’s also ridiculously cute. Baby Jude (that’s who he’ll always be to us) woke up in the night with the flu and so he’s home with mom today. We’ve had our share of days off with the holiday break and a snow day yesterday. That being said, our rhythm is off, but that’s okay.
My new year feels like it’s still trying to get started off. I haven’t fully finished my “dream board” for the year and I’m feeling a tad behind. One thing that I have established is my 2018 theme word.
I have several other words that I am also believing in for my life this year, but ORDER is the word I am laying as my foundation word for this year. The scripture that God led me to and that I’m standing on is:
“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with ALL precious and pleasant riches.” Proverbs 24:3-4
The more that I have dug into the word ORDER, the more significant it already is becoming for me.
ORDER = dor in Hebrew
The Hebrew word דור (dor, Strong’s #1755) is used 167 times in the Hebrew Bible and usually translated as “generation.” While the Hebrew word דור (dor) and the English word “generation” are similar in meaning, it is important to understand the differences in order to have a clearer picture of the authors understanding of the word which may impact how a particular passage is understood.
A generation is the time from one birth to the birth of the next generation.
I had an event the other night for the 1M Project where we challenged people to reach 1 person a week with the Gospel. I want to lead by example and yet God has me home two days in a row with my kids.
As I’ve been reflecting on this thought, the Lord reminded me of my word this year and the call over my life as a mommy. Living a radical life for Jesus starts at home. Our largest influence will be with the ones who see us on a daily basis. I truly believe that I am raising world changers over here, and so every minute I get to spend pouring into them matters. It matters BIG TIME.
I’m so thankful that I work for a ministry that allows me to call in to care for my sick boy.
Trust me, we’re changing the world over here.