Saturday, January 7, 2012

Joy for 2012

It took almost all of 2011 to come up with a word to signify my year, and it is "confidence."  Confidence in my ability to hear His voice and confidence in His ability to lead and guide us.  This happened after I was blessed to return home as a full-time stay-at-home wife and mama.

So, I have pondered what the word for this new year would be, and the Lord obliged.  It is JOY.  I am so excited to embark on this year long journey to discover what that really means, for I know the Lord has more for me to learn and experience than what I already know.  After all, isn't that how He works, bringing us from glory to glory and into a deeper revelation of Him?  His kingdom is righteousness, peace, and JOY in the Holy Ghost. There is much more to joy than just being "happy", and I am delighted to start on this discovery.

I have been way to serious for most of my life, and frankly I am ready to let loose and really experience HIM and this JOY unspeakable and full of GLORY that He offers.

And, you know what?  He is just so good that He led Ann Voskamp to have a Joy Dare!  What joy!  I am taking the dare.  Will you join me and take the Joy Dare?  Ann even gave us a list of ideas for January.

The Bible says in Psalms 16:11, "in His presence is fullness of joy."  We are also admonished to enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise (Psalm 11:4).  So, this Joy Dare is a perfect way to begin, and continue, this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blog!!! It makes me joyful! Your blog is not only encouraging but it is also enJOYable! Good job.