I meant to share this post at the beginning of the month and then pregnancy brain happened and I forgot… better late than never!
At the end of last year, I felt the Lord prompting me with my new word for 2022. Usually I spend most of December praying about my word and reflecting on the prior year’s word. This year was slightly different. I was sitting in bed journaling and as the sunlight poured through the window onto my pages it was as if the Lord was just writing it out for me in bold letters… DELIGHT.
Delight (noun) – a high degree of gratification or pleasure: joy.
I smile when I dream about all the ways I want to delight in our sweet little newborn. Hearing that first cry as he enters the world, seeing him smile for the first time, or laugh at his silly dad. I can’t wait for all the simple joys. Wrapping him up in a warm towel after a bath, strolling around the river walk showing him the city, and soaking in all that comes with newborn bliss.
We had our anatomy scan this past week and it was so crazy seeing how much our little fella has grown since our last ultrasound. At our previous visit he was wiggling all over the place and this time he seemed quite cozy and content with his little legs and feet crossed. He even gave us the most adorable thumbs up like, “don’t worry mama, I’m doing great in here!”
A few verses I found and loved when I was researching delight…
Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalm 37:23 “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.”
Psalm 149:4 “For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.”
1 Corinthians 13:6-7 “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Proverbs 3:11-12 “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom He loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.”
Have you chosen your word for 2022? It’s fun to see how the Lord weaves it through your life during the year.
bloom + grow forever,