Many years ago I was blessed to "coach" these girls in Upward cheer at First Baptist Plainview. They were so much fun! I love the word upward. Upward is defined as moving, pointing, positioning something toward a higher place, point, or level. My 2021 word is excellence. To get there we must move upward. We must heed the Holy Spirit's direction for our lives. To be open to move past and up, or around and up, or to bulldoze through to accomplish excellence in our faith takes due diligence. God uses the young and old servants of his creation to bless and move us upward with excellence. Be careful. Be still. Make sure it is God. We will know.
These young ladies moved me to be a better person...upward!