You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 ESV
Every year, I ask God for a Word for the year. In 2021, the word was “Get Ready”. Considering all the challenges 2021 held, it was a timely word. Sometimes, I struggle to receive the word God wants to give me because so many things distract me. Other times, God gives me the word fairly quickly. I’ve never experienced a word like I did this time. The word God gave me was like a neon sign. Everywhere I looked, I saw the word. Every sermon I listened to and almost every song I heard had the word. It was even written as notes in Christmas cards I received.
The word I received is JOY. 2022 will be a year of JOY. I speak JOY over each of you.
I am looking forward to 2022 in a new way knowing the LORD will fill us to overflowing with His Joy. That doesn’t mean there won’t be trials, but God will overwhelm us with supernatural joy through the trials.
I’ll be posting about joy from time to time on my blog and social media. I’m also considering having a Zoom Bible study about joy. More on that later. In the meantime, chew on Psalm 16:11 for awhile, and allow God to fill you with His Joy.
Happy New Year to you and your family!