So with the words “RE” and “vive” we have come to a word that to me just blows me away and if you guessed it, it is the word REVIVE.
REVIVE defined is:
to activate, set in motion, or take up again.
to return to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, or aflourishing condition,
to be quickened, restored, or renewed, as hope, confidence,suspicions, or memories.
I don’t know about you, but that word, just gets these feet jumping. The work done on the cross by Jesus Christ gives us a “REdo” to “live”(vive) again. NO matter where we are at, no matter where we come from, no matter what we have done, we get a second chance at life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.)
Psalm 71:20 rings true with me when it says “You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
will REVIVE me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.”
Apparently I am in a mode in which I am digging small words. Small words is where it is at, I like big words like antidisestablishmentarianism and what not, but for me right now it’s about the small words. My earlier post was about the word “RE”, and today I want to stick with the small word model one more time.
Maybe it is my Latin roots, but the word is Vive. The Spanish word ‘vive‘ comes from the verb ‘vivir‘, which means ‘to live’. Sit on that for a bit. TO LIVE. You live, I live, we all live…or do we?
The movie Braveheart has a great quote…”Every man dies, but not every man truly lives”
The movie Wall*e has one too…”I don’t want to survive, I want to live!”
Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them
The above scripture reminds me that I am here for a reason/purpose that I am not merely here to take up space on this third rock from the Sun.
We are all called to VIVE…are you?
So this small word keeps playing in my head. I have used it many times in many ways but never gave it a second thought. Now it has consumed me, this word is a constant in my thoughts. The word is “re”. I looked it up on dictionary.com and it gave me a definition that I thought was cool. “RE” as defined by dictionary.com means “again”….plain and simple which make sense when you think of the words that use it as a prefix. RE-start, RE-gain, RE-focus. I like the word RE. I think it is something that will shape what God is doing in my life. As in God gave me a “RE”do.