Welcome my friend! As we begin our new year with all its blessings to come.
Let us enjoy a time together over a cuppa & of course a few treats!
Today we have a spicy Cinnamon Caramel Coffee, my own creation & a slice of a gf sweet loaf, made with almonds, coconut, dried apricots, dates & left over fruit mince tarts!
Now we’re settled let’s chat.
The journey of the word
As you may remember last week we reflected upon the wonderful Art of the Slow & how this has been such a blessing.
This week I thought I’d share my journey in finding this year’s word but with a difference.
As 2021 drew to it’s close I was mindful for God’s prompts for 2022’s word.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this practice let me explain.
A few years ago when I started blogging I noticed many taking a word of focus for a year.
I had never done this nor heard about this practice beforehand but said to the Lord I was open to His promptings.
So at the end of that year I noticed that the word Grace seemed to be highlighted from every direction.
So I took God’s Grace as a focus in 2019, it was a year full of His grace being demonstrated in so many ways as shared in Recognizing Grace in hard times.
Then in 2020 The word was Release.
In 2021 a year of approaching Prayer from a new perspective in A magnificent Occupation.
As I was keeping a look out for a word for this year.
I found it to be a different experience, as this time I have two words highlighted to me.
One related to last year’s word Prayer which is the word ‘Ask’ & the other to the Art of Slow which is ‘Intentional’.
2022 a year with a difference
So this year I will be focusing upon two words, ‘Ask’ & ‘Intentional’.
Which are not mutually exclusive!
Ask with Intent!
I’m excited to see what treasures my Heavenly Father has for me this year.
For we are told the following in His Word;
“Now to Him who, by His power that is at work within us, is able to carry out His purpose abundantly far above all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].”
Ephesians 4: 20
I’m excited to begin the journey!
Do you have a word or two for this year my friend? I would love to hear it.
Until next time,
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