Monday, January 5, 2015

My One Word for 2015

A few years ago, I found a blog that encouraged readers to choose one word to define their upcoming year.
I took the challenge and for the last few years have chosen a word each year to try to learn about and live by.
Several of my words have included Meekness, Focus, and Intercession or Prayer.Wordle: Untitled
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.

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Blessed in the man... whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Have you chosen your word? If so I would love to hear what it is. 

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