In past years, I’ve had a word to guide me through the year. This year is no different; a phrase has been repeating in my head for months. “Be a blessing” is my mantra for 2017. This is the vocation of those who follow Jesus. We are to be a blessing, be a light, reflect Jesus well and cause everyone and everything to flourish around us.
For years I have prayed for a word that I could hold onto and each year a word has come to me that I have needed as an inspiration or reminder. This year, my word is delight. It is something I have forgotten how to do, or maybe, I haven’t ever really learned how to do it in the first place. I pray my one little word brings me more than an inspiration or a reminder, but it will be a lesson in finding and experiencing delight.