Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Time To Refocus

Last week I was thinking about what my new "one word" would be for 2014.  What first came to my mind was that I needed to go back and start at the beginning.  "Recapture"....if you will....a little of my drive to learn all I could about God, the Bible and basically living the Christian life....developing a better understanding of all I didn't know.  The more I thought of all of this the word "listen" came to mind.  Still, not being sure, I asked God is that it...."listen?"  I knew that it certainly couldn't hurt me to do more of that!  Immediately the word "refocus" came to me.  I knew that was it.  Somehow to me, "refocus" tied all of what I knew I needed to do this year together.  So that's my "one word" for 2014...."Refocus".  I believe it is what the Lord wants me to do.


My definition of  "refocus" for what I need in 2014. 

To adjust the lens until I get a clear and sharply defined picture of a person....a clear image.  To focus in until what I see in my mind....and my heart is clear.  No obstructions....not blurry....a sharp image.  I want to see clearly....and know without any doubts!  I want the Lord to be my focal point for the year....actually for my entire life.

My times in 2013 got a little obscured.  Life happened a lot.  I didn't go back to my old ways but I also didn't always stay true to how the Lord wants me to be.  Thankfully, He is always willing to forgive.  He shows us mercy and grace whenever we ask Him to forgive long as we are sincere.

I want to know Him fully and completely as I can.  I don't want anything in my relationship with the Lord to be blurred.  When I see Him....face to face....I want to stand there knowing that I have done all I can to know Him as fully and completely as was possible here on earth.

It's always nice to have a verse to go along with your "word".  I didn't have one until I got about half way through writing this post....

1 Corinthians 13:12

12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].

"until we see JESUS....face to face...."


  1. Hi Chelle,
    Wow, are we thinking alike or what? I didn't read this until some time after posting about my one word today also!
    I like the idea of refocusing our lens and looking clearer and closer.
    It makes me think about photography. When we first begin, we usually use very simplistic tools, maybe just a simple polaroid camera...But the better we get, and the more we want to see and capture...we upgrade to the more advanced tools...I believe that is what God wants us to do to see Him better.
    Love you so much, my friend...Happy New Year! ~Lisa~

  2. again....The word verification on my comment was 'Passenger' light of my recent post, isn't that fitting?!

  3. Hi Chelle,
    What a good word and I love how you compared it to a camera lens, totally makes a clear picture. :P

    Fine tune the picture hon. :)

  4. I love the scripture you found. It makes me think of how the mirrors of long ago provided a dim reflection compared to those of today. I pray that you receive that clear understanding from God this year!