Thursday, January 2, 2014

JOY in 2014

Every year since 2010 we have chosen a word instead of a long list of resolutions…this year the word is 
In 2014 we are perusing JOY.  Its easy to get distracted by the everyday mundane things.  If you look deeper though, into the things God has blessed us with we can totally be overflowing with JOY! 

I'll be honest…as I type this I want to sit here alone and type in peace and quiet, but my background noise is squealing, and loudness.  I can choose to get frustrated with the noise or I can choose JOY because God has given me two squealing loud girls who are having the time of their life right now pretending they are on a campout in the middle of our living room. I choose JOY. 

Ann Voscamp has talked about her JOY dare for sometime now, I have never officially done it, but when I saw these gratitude journals I knew that it would be a perfect place for me to keep my eyes and heart on choosing JOY this year!! Monika from I Love it all helped me personalize this journal.

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."  Romans 15:13

I pray all of our days in 2014 be filled with JOY.  I know we will have trials, bad days, sad days, frustrating days…but I only want GOD to get the glory of our days.  When our focus is on the negative and the ugly….satan wins, but we can easily defeat him with our JOY that we find ONLY in JESUS!!! 

May your new year be filled with lots of JOY!!!
Happy New Year!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the honor of helping you to bring your vision to life...your Gratitude Journal turned out so lovely and I thank you for featuring my shop on your blog, it's such an honor!


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