But before I share my word for 2015 I want to take a minute to look back at my word from last year—Joy. At the start of last year I felt like I was just existing from one day to the next, and that I had lost my joy, so I decided to spend the year focusing on figuring out how to find it.
What God taught me was the my joy was directly related to being thankful, I had to allow God to teach me to focus on the good things in my life.. The verse He used was to do this was…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8
I spent all of last year staring at this verse, literally since it is hanging on my kitchen wall. It was beautiful, God really opened my eyes to all that I am blessed with and the fact that He is really all that I need, and in that I found my joy.
So on to 2015… a couple weeks ago I started thinking about my new word for this year and praying that God would guide me to what He would have me focus on for the next 365 days.
And the phrase that kept running through my mind was “the joy of the Lord is my Strength” and then I came across this verse…
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
I want to spend the year really seeking God about everything I do, I want it to be all about Him and less about me and what I want, I want to rely on His strength.
I can’t wait to see what God teaches me and does during the next year, join me as we spend it seeking Jesus. Happy New Year!!
In His Strength,