I was reading this blog and I thought I would use the idea as a type of “new year resolution.” The basic idea is to have a “word for the year.”
What you do is pray about the direction God is leading…think about an area of your life that is an especially needed focus, and chose a word based on those things. This would could be something that you want to work on, something that the Lord is nudging you to do, something you want to dedicate yourself to doing.
Some examples of the words are restoration, patience, kindness, devotion, perseverance, reconciliation, fellowship.
I really believe that I am going to choose the word JOY as my “word of the year.” My hope is to find joy in everyday. I do believe that I can find 365 places of joy in my life. Even as I find my self overwhelmed and frustrated I want to choose to find joy in every circumstance.
Periodically, I plan to share the different ways in which the Lord has revealed joy to me through the experiences of my daily life.
“Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great.” Psalm 126:2
I like this idea…my prayer would be that my 2009 word would be passionate. That I would become more and more passionate about following, serving and loving my Lord.
Great idea. I love the word “joy.” I know if fits our sweet Carsyn “Joy” to a tee!