A New Year brings freshness and expectancy. As a "planner", I want to know what is going to happen next. However, I'm thankful that God, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, allows things to unfold. He prepares me and will sustain me through the ups and downs of life if I will let Him.
I’m not a person who makes a list of “resolutions”, because frankly when I have done that, I never remembered them past February. I’m also not a consistent “goal maker”. A few years ago, I was introduced to the “my one word” concept. I take a few days at the end of the year reviewing the past and then look forward to the new year. I ask the Lord what He wants to grow in me or what He wants me to learn. This year I also took a short quiz provided by DaySpring. Now that I have prayed and spent a few days "living” with this word, my "one word" for 2019 is “DELIGHT”.
Definition: a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture; to please highly.
Synonyms: contentment and satisfaction.
"Shout in celebration of praise to the Lord! Everyone who loves the Lord and delights in Him will cherish His words and be blessed beyond expectation." Psalm 112:1 (TPT)
"His love broke open the way and He brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because His delight is in me!" Psalm 18:19 (TPT)
This year I'm looking for things that bring me delight such as new things in His Word and the world around me. I want to be more aware of His presence and thankful for His gifts. I also want to experience God's delight in me as His chosen child in new ways. I can't wait to see what happens and I will share where I find "delight" in future blogs.
What is your "one word" for 2019?
My One Word 2016
My One Word 2017
My One Word 2018