So I've actually had my 2014 one word and God characteristic for a couple weeks now...I just haven't written about it. Here's a shock- the big epiphany, the one with the angels descending from the sky to hand me the words to write for this post, DIDN'T. HAPPEN. I know! I suppose I just have to go on without them...
Of course, while not. writing...I enjoyed reading different posts of 2014 words and how/why it's their theme for the year. I'm completely fascinated by the process one goes through for this, whether I know them or not. (My favorite so far has been Sarah Bessey's...which ironically enough, is about NOT having a word...but I easily identified, I have to say.) Surprisingly, my 2014 words actually came fairly easy to me this year, which is ever-so-lovely compared to the heart-drama of last year. And like my 2014 resolutions, God seems to be continuing the theme of revisiting and remembering, and not so much into jumping into the brand-new. I'm so very intrigued by this, I must say.
(I was totally Linky McLinkerston in that paragraph. You're welcome.)
de·light: greatly please. Take great pleasure in, or something that causes it.
please: make someone feel happy and satisfied
pleased: feeling or showing pleasure and satisfaction
pleasure: feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment
satisfaction: fulfillment of one’s wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this
Delight is my word for 2014. It is actually a word that subtly, but continually, popped up throughout 2013…in songs, books I was reading, and over and over and over in scriptures I was studying. I had no idea God was such a fan of this particular word. It stuck out every time I came across it...but in those, back-of-your-mind-not-really-paying-full-attention-kind-of-ways. I would ask God what it really meant. What did it really mean to truly delight in Him, or to delight in His Word, etc? But, I never really stopped to listen for an actual answer. So when God told me this was my word for 2014...I was, well... delighted. And ohmygoodness, with the heaviness that has hung over me these last years...I'm so exhaustively grateful for this breath of fresh air. And something tells me there is great depth to the gem of delighting…and I think there will be much joy in the journey of finding its treasure.
Father is my 2014 God-attribute. This is definitely not a new concept for me, but I have to admit...it is one I've let slip by the wayside…replaced by new, different, hidden…exciting…discoveries of who God is. Growing up in Dysfunction-Junction, this is an aspect of God that I've held closest to my heart for as early as I can remember. But I think, subconsciously, I was feeling too grown-up for it. Too mature. Like I had somehow grown past it, because I wasn't that broken little girl anymore. But I cherish the fact God whispered this characteristic. And I think there’s a several aspects and purposes in this. The obvious one being~ don't forget the existence of those vital stones, just because they're deeply hidden in your foundation... because there is still more truth to be found in them.
I’m so deeply intrigued by what this new, yet so familiar, journey shall hold in 2014. And I’m extremely curious as to what everyone else’s themes are too. So please let me know! And if you’ve written (or will write) about it…please link up so I can be a part of your journey as well! ♥
And oooooooh my goodness…do you not just LOVE this song? Like, love-love. Like, have it on repeat for hours, if not days at a time-love. Like, can’t possibly ever get the sound loud enough from the speakers-love. Like, your spirit and soul want to explode into an array of fireworks every. single. time. you hear it-love. Like, really. Love, love, love, love, love it. Love.