Tuesday, 31 December 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Welcome 2014!  I am trusting for good things this year.  I am excited about what the Lord is going to do.  This time last year I was fearful of the year ahead and the Lord WOW'd me right out of my socks!  He over and abundantly showered us with grace and mercy and favour.  I am so humbled and grateful and so excited about this year.  Did I say that already?

I want you to get excited with me.  Because no matter how bad things might look, God is in control.  He will give you victory, He will fight your battle.  He will win for you!  You are His and He will never leave you nor forsake you.

I have decided that I am going to face this year with more faith and more blind trust and JOY.  I want to turn to that attitude long before I run out of options.  I want this year to be one full of inner peace and JOY!  Yes, I will not allow my JOY to be stolen this year (I'll try anyway).  I know that most times I allow my JOY to be stolen.  This year I am going to practice JOY!  I am going to hold onto JOY!  I want others to see me and sense JOY inside me!  Yes, JOY JOY JOY!


Psalm 5 v 11:  But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice;  let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them;  let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.

I am not foolish enough to believe all will be roses and sunshine.  But I am choosing the JOY of the Lord this year.  I am choosing to be more thankful and praise the Lord more, and see good in others more than I normally do.  I CHOOSE JOY!

Choose JOY with me!  Let us rejoice in the Lord and be glad.
{Can you guess my word for this year?}

God bless
Tracy

(Winsome Wednesday will resume next week Wednesday the 8th - see you there....)


22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Tracy! What a great word to choose! May the JOY of the Lord continually encompass you in 2014!

    Love, Joan

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    1. Hi Joan, thank you! I feel so joyful at the beginning of this new year already. Its like because I am focusing on it, I am finding it. Praise the Lord.
      God bless

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  2. Happy New Year Tracy! Your post reminds me of a song....The joy of the Lord is my strength.

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    1. Happy new year to you too Chelle! His joy is indeed our strength. Weird, but true :)
      God bless

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  3. Thats nice: Joy! I wish you a Happy and Joyfull year with the Lord.

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    1. Thank you Jedidja, I pray the same for you
      God bless

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  4. I like what you said about choosing joy even when there are problems. I love your pansy photo, they are one of my favorite flowers. Thank you for sharing with us here at "Tell Me a Story."

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  5. Yay! I have chosen Joy for 2014 too! Happy New Year to you Tracy. I hope to get back to being a regular visitor this year too. Wishing you a JOY-filled year.
    Much love,
    Beth

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    1. Hi Beth, happy new year to you too. So glad to hear we have chosen the same word. Would be interesting to compare notes as to why :) I'm trusting you have a joy-filled year too
      God bless

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    1. Hi Laura, happy new year to you too :)
      God bless

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    1. Hi Maryleigh, happy new year to you too :)
      God bless

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  8. A JOYfilled year to you Tracey. Loved the message and intend to become infected by it!

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    1. Hi Anita, a JOYfilled you to you too. I'm so glad you felt joy here. Hoping to cling to it always :)
      God bless

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  9. A beautiful way to start the New Year! Love the verse where it says we sing for joy because He makes a covering over us! Basking in His protection. Happy Joy-filled Year to you, Tracey!
    Blessings, Janis

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    1. Hi Janis, I loe how you say "basking in His protection!" We so should do that!!!
      Happy joy-filled year to you too
      God bless

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  10. Happy New Year Tracy. Your posts oozes of His joy! May His joy permeate your entire year!

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    1. Hi Wanda, happy new year to you too. So glad you felt joy here. I pray the same for you sweet lady. God bless and joyous year to you

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  11. Thanks for the visit to my post "The Moth" My guess your word for 2014 is JOY! We certainly can choose Joy even when we are threatened with sadness!

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    1. You guessed right Hazel, lol!
      God bless

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