Savor is my one simple word for 2014. Each year I select a word to represent the direction for the year. I saw select but really the word finds me as I pray about my direction for the year. I was inspired several years ago by Alece and it has become a yearly ritual. Each fall I start praying about the word and direction for the next year. Over the last few weeks I have had several words, around the same theme, percolating in my mind. On New Year’s Eve I looked at the definitions and bing – Savor was it!
After a hard year of root cleaning I want to savor my life this year.
Savor is defined as
I want to delight in The Lord more this year. Psalm says
Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
That is pretty straightforward so why is it hard at times to spend the time, make Him a priority. I want to go beyond the daily “to do” of reading and journaling and I want to delight in The Lord.
I want to experience more of the life God has given me. I want to participate more and reflect a little less. I want to jump in and be part of bigger adventures. I am thoroughly over myself. Last year so much time was spent worrying and fretting instead of trusting and enjoying life.
Relishing the life God gives me will keep me from focusing on what I want or don’t have. It will keep my heart warm.
I want to savor the moments I have with my niece and nephews. Time is flying and the time they will make for Aunt Cheri will diminish, as it should. They are a great source of joy and I love our conversations at they grow older.
I want to savor the moments I have with friends, with the girls in my bible study. There are dreams to pursue and work to be done. I felt like I slid into Christmas and I want to enjoy the little treasures that come each day. Doing so requires being present.
So savor it is. Welcome 2014 I can’t wait to see what it holds.
Here is a post I have written about the One Word process. Have you selected a word? If you leave it in the comments I will pray for you this week!