Most people make a long list of resolutions each January, the majority of which get forgotten before the month is even over.
This January, our church encouraged us to pray about just one word we would focus in the new year. One simple word that represented what God wanted for us in 2015.
I’ve spent the last few weeks praying, reading the Bible, and talking with others to determine my word and I want to share it with you all here. After all, have accountability is an important part of this journey, so when you see me, feel free to ask how I am doing.
This is my word for 2015…
The word comes from Psalms 37:4, which says “Delight yourself in the Lord….”
To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his/her presence.
The truth is that I don’t think I am really good at delighting in anyone or anything. My default personality is to worry, to be so consumed with the to-do list that life passes me by. Living this way steals my joy and keeps me from enjoying the journey because I am consumed with the details of getting to the destination.
Recently, God has been teaching me to live a different way:
First, he blessed us with Sienna. She is my best teacher for how to delight. She lives fully in the here and now and she delights in everything! From a butterfly in the backyard to a Cheerio she finds in her carseat, she delights in it all.