While watching Good Morning America this morning, I learned of the new words and terms that have been officially added to the 2017 Merriam-Webster Dictionary. According to the report, more than one thousand new words have been added, including terms from recent advances in science, borrowings from foreign languages, and words from tech, medicine, pop culture, sports, and everything in between. Our language is ever-changing! (To read a list of some of the new words, click on this link.)
Here is one of my favorite new terms that is now officially a part of our language … binge-watch. If you are a person with a subscription to Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu, you are one of the reasons that this term is now a part of our dictionary. To binge-watch simply means that you are watching non-stop episode after episode after episode after episode, season after season after season of a television series and still want to watch more when you are forced to term off your television or smart device. I’ll readily confess that I am currently a binge-watcher on a particular Netflix series. Each night, I tell myself that there is time for just one more episode and then another episode after that and … It’s kind of like the thought behind the old Lay’s potato chip commercial “No one can eat just one” and the Jello commercial “There’s always room for Jello”.
As Vickie and I travel and conduct our Ignite & Unite Conferences and Holy Spirit Rallies, we are meeting people from all across our nation that have this same “binge” passion for the Holy Spirit. It’s being seen in both the young and old, people that are hungry and always wanting more of God’s presence. They have tasted of God’s glory and desire more and more and more. To these individuals, their hunger has caused a shift in their priorities. Time isn’t a factor. To these “bingers”, something can be pushed aside to make time to be with Him. They have caught the meaning of the words of that old song, “And the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” These “bingers” know that one isn’t enough and there’s always room for more.
If it’s time for true confession, I will readily admit that I am one of these people that have tasted and want to continue to taste, hour after hour, day after day. If you too are one of these individuals that passionately loves to be in the presence of the Holy Spirit, please send me a note. It doesn’t have to be a long letter. I just want to learn about those who have the same passion and desire. Together, we are a part of a great outpouring that is changing this nation. Write me … [email protected].
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