One Word; REFINE

re·fine [ri-fahyn] verb 1.  to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities  2.  to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured.  3.  to bring to a finer state or form by purifying.  4.  to make more fine, subtle, or precise

Synonyms: clarify, cleanse, distill, filter, process, rarefy, strain, better, improve

A couple of weeks ago I chose my ‘anchor‘ verse for 2011, you can read about that {here} – and now, the one simple word that I choose for 2011; refine.

My desire is to be free from impurities; free from the ickyness that keeps me stuck.  Wrong thinking.  Fear.  Selfishness. Pride.  As I walk with the Lord through 2011, and embrace each new unknown, my prayer is that He will continue to refine me; my heart, mind, soul.

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  1. Nancy Holte says:

    Teri, thanks for sharing your word with me. God loves to refine us as He molds us into the woman He has called us to be. I love that you’ve chosen it as your word for 2011. I’m praying for you.

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