The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
I've never picked a word for the year before, but there has been a word on my mind and heart since this year started...JOY. At the moment 2018 began I was meditating on Nehemiah 8 and painting in my bible. I've been praying for the joy of the Lord since then.
I've had an ephiphany a few days ago. As far as I can recall, since I've been praying for joy I've woken up every day singing a worship song. This morning it was Revelation Song. It's different every day, but the effect is the same...I start my day joyfully with Jesus.
God hears and answers our prayers. How cool is that? The enemy isn't gonna steal my joy. Nope, he can't have it...not today or any day. It's a gift from our mighty God and I'm keeping it!