I chose my Star Word on 01/23/2022 on United Methodist Woman Sunday. My word was perfect for that day and time. I looked at the word and said, “Wow, God, you are always right.” The word was EXCITEMENT and that was a very exciting day for me.
Upon thinking about and researching the word, the following thoughts came to mind. First, of course, I verified the correct definition for the word. According to Webster: A feeling of Great enthusiasm and eagerness! Synonyms: exhilaration, elation, animation, enthusiasm and eagerness.
In my mind this word is “felt,” never bought, and it just enters your entire self, in other words your soul, your heart, and your mind.
As humans we have all experienced excitement in our lives, such as marriage, birth of children, and all types of celebrations. However, the more you study the word of God, “Adonai,” you learn about a real and true, different kind of excitement that is very difficult to describe, but I will try.
I am in a Bible Study group that takes on each word of each verse and chapter in the Bible and talk and research what God is telling us. In Leviticus you get a small sample of the cleansing of oneself to even be able to go into the Tent of Meeting to worship God and then you see just how little we know or understand of His “holiness,” His perfection, His grace, and His love for his creations. Every order given to man by God was done exactly as He ordered.
I did do a Walk to Emmaus and that is a true joy to really start to understand why God sent us his perfect son in human form to atone for our great sins, and great they are!
Adonai has commanded that he is first in our lives, worship and praise him every day, all day! He demanded TOTAL submission to him. Holiness is a word we read, in church we hear the word, but do we really think about the word?
Close your eyes and try to imagine the excitement of just Moses. He stuttered in speech, but he saw his staff turn into a serpent, saw it turn the Nile River into blood, and parted the Red Sea.
Now keep your eyes closed and see if you can see the excitement of the leper being cured, the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, the woman who was bleeding, Lazarus being raised from the dead, Jesus being crucified, coming back to life and then being raised into heaven.
God has always and will always love us, and He has sent us so much excitement and exhilaration to study and learn from. In other words, He is an exciting and loving God. Just his grace is an excitement that enters our souls and gives us such comfort and joy to walk through this very hard thing called life, but this is what he sent us so we could get through it.