I took the challenge and for the last few years have chosen a word each year to try to learn about and live by.
Can you guess this years??
This year, I had a hard time at first coming up with a single word to define what I felt like I needed. I was feeling somewhat burnt out. You know like the spark was gone, the joy of life. Things were just mundane. (Maybe its just been a long year) But I don't want to just do things because I am checking it off my list, because that's what I have to do.
So I made my list....
Joy, Peace, Gratefulness, Contentment.... and more... all these things surely would help get the pizzazz back ...
None of them just clicked...
Meanwhile, I was still praying and seeking wisdom from the Lord. I was asking him to give me the word He wants me to have. And one Sunday morning He did; in Sunday school as I was listening to our lesson, the word DELIGHT popped up. God spoke!! He said:
"Delight in me.... and I will give the desires of your heart."
What does my heart desire more than Him? Nothing!!
All those things my heart desires - joy, peace, contentment, come from Him.
So - It's settled!
May this year be the year of DELIGHT!! And as I delight in my Lord and Savior - may my delight in the day to day journey return! May my joy be full - because my joy comes from Him! And may that joy overflow into the lives of those around me.
Hopefully, as time allows through the year, I will be able to share some Scripture on "delighting" with you.
The following verses are the first two that the Lord gave me to confirm my word.