Saturday, December 24, 2011
Today...God gave me this word. I pondered it. I (yes, you'll be surprised by this) asked questions about it. I dissected it. Re - to do again. Joice - it must be a form of joy.
I came up with 'to choose joy again and again.'
I smiled. I liked it. I decided it is definitely not a Christmas word. It is my word. It is my word for 2012. "Rejoice always."
Now for the tough part, how do I really do it?
God brought to mind the verse that follows..."Pray without ceasing."
I quickly counter with "Oh, I'm in an attitude of prayer. I pray all the time as I zip from school to home and home to soccer games and..." I'm stopped dead. How is my meaningful in-depth, daily prayer time? Ew.w.w!
So we come back to prayer, Lord.
I must say I'm not surprised. You took me to that word this summer. :) It's back. It doesn't quite conjure up the pleasant, non-guilty emotions of 'the Christmas word rejoice.'
Yet, it's 'the how' to get to rejoice - choosing joy again and again.
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing!
Got it! :)
Truth doesn't always slide down as easily as a Starbucks Peppermint White Mocha, yet it's truth just the same. Thanks for my Christmas Eve gift! (Like you haven't given me enough, already. :))