#oneword · OneWord365 · Pondering

Diligence – One Word 2022

Lisa (@ LisaNotes) suggests each month a few ways to blog our OneWord. After pondering the ones given plus more from the whole list (Lisa Hite, available here) I decided to see how creating a collage with my OneWord in many different languages would create something new for March. I must say it was quite interesting, has given me more questions rather than a better understanding of ‘diligence’ but was fun anyway! Wordclouds.com

No matter what language my OneWord for 2022 is written or spoken in, it still means basically the same – “to seek, seek early or earnestly, look early or diligently for …” with minor cultural and actual language differences.

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 2 Peter 3:14

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Romans 12:10-13 NKJV

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. ESV

in the diligence not slothful; in the spirit fervent; the Lord serving; YLT

Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. NLT

My month has been rather constant regarding diligence in my walk with God:

  • I continue to read the Bible daily along with “Sweeter Than Honey, A 365-Day Devotional Journey” by Patsy Burnette. We are reading the Bible chronologically which I really am liking. Patsy has a beehive of readers on this Facebook page.
  • My Community Bible Group just began Colossians which is our last book of study. We are on a week’s break right now and then will complete the year by the end of April. I hope to be back with them for the next year’s study beginning in September, I believe. Next year’s study will be “Red Sea to the Jordan River” following the Israelites in the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers.
  • With Covid numbers decreasing well below the norm since I moved here over six months ago, I have returned to a church I had attended once awhile back. Because of Covid I am going to just go to this one church for now rather than visit unknown churches. And for two Sundays, it is just right! Thank You, Lord.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

I pray that His grace and knowledge will, indeed, penetrate my soul and my heart so that I may praise Him for always. In Your Name, sweet Jesus, I pray. Amen.

@ Lisa Notes / https://lisanotes.com

Diligence One Word 2022: photo at Pixabay; graphics added by me @ Pixlr photo editor

WordCloud for diligence in many languages @ Wordclouds.com

One Word 2022: photo at Pixabay; graphics added by me @ Pixlr photo editor

12 thoughts on “Diligence – One Word 2022

  1. Your diligence is inspiring.

    I have been having some health challenges recently & I feel like I have let my ENCOURAGEMENT of others fall to the wayside.

    BUT NOW….

    I commit to encouraging others despite what is going on behind the scenes.

    I like what you did with WordCloud.

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  2. What a great one word and enjoyed the different translations of the phrase in Romans 12. What particularly struck me is “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” ESV I have an ESV Bible. Love that we are to be “fervent in the spirit” not in ourselves!

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  3. Linda, what an awesome idea to check out he meaning of your word diligence in other languages! What is really interesting is, it means about the same! You are demonstrating diligence in many ways and I know God will continue to bless you as you do!

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  4. I’m so glad to hear you may have found a church home. It’s so good to settle down and be rooted somewhere. Hope it continues well for you.

    I am currently fascinated with reading the New Testament chonologically according to the date of writing. Speculative of course, but I still find it very interesting.

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    1. There is a part of us that likes order. Reading God’s Word in the “order” which it is believed to have been written in, which events occurred, is a real help for me to get my head around times and places which my heart may have accepted. Have a good day, Lory.

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  5. How neat that you did the collage! I need to do that, too. It’s interesting to see. I’m so glad you found a church for now that you can attend. May the Lord bless you there with what you need in this season, whether or not it ends up being your “home” church or not.

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