I’m one of those folks who choose a focus word for a new year. Then I sit with it, turn it over and around as if it were dice with magic numbers on it. I had been chatting with God about my transformational word for 2022 but by the last week of December, I still had nothing.
While reading Magnolia Journal on December 29, 2021, I gazed to the page of an article, “let delight reign,” written by Joanna Gaines. That’s when I laid eyes on the right word for me. Yes, I knew at first sight my word for 2022 was
Delight!While reading Magnolia Journal on December 29, 2021, I gazed to the page of an article, “let delight reign,” written by Joanna Gaines. That’s when I laid eyes on the right word for me. Yes, I knew at first sight my word for 2022 was… Click To Tweet
A word I normally associate with a child. I pictured a wide-eyed, jaw dropping reaction to something that inspired wonder and awe in a little one.
When I receive a word for the new year, one of the first things I do is to see what God has to say about it in His Word.
Delight in the Word of the Lord. Psalm 1:1-2
Take delight in the Lord. Psalm 37:4
Delight in the great works of the Lord. Psalm 111:2-8
Delight in the Lord’s decrees, His Word. Psalm 119:16
Delight in the counsel of the Lord’s testimonies. Psalm 119 24
Delight is found in His [the Lord’s] presence. Proverbs 8:30
Delight greatly in the Lord, in response to His unfathomable blessings. Isaiah 61:10
For Christ’s sake, delight in weakness and difficulty. 2 Corinthians 12:10
The Lord delights in His people. Psalm 149:4
Did you have any idea so many Bible verses featured the word delight? And those listed are only a sampling.