I chose this word because, in my world, having joy means not ‘faking’ the smile or acting happy when I am not, Having joy means being grateful for what I have and who I know. Being joyful helps others around you be joyful. Having joy and spreading joy are two of my favorite things to do. In the past couple of years, I have had a LOT of Joy taken from me by people or circumstances. Some of it was out of my control, but some of it wasn’t! This year, I want to be joyful every day and make sure that I never let anyone or anything steal my JOY!
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Joy is a gift from God and can be present even during difficult times. Joy is not happiness. Joy is knowing that God is… Read More
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I chose the word joy because true joy comes from knowing that Christ will always be there for you!
This past year has been one of the most difficult I have had to face. I decided that no matter what comes my way, I… Read More
In times of trials, I have had to purposely choose to trust in God. This year, I want to choose joy in the midst of… Read More
My words are too series sometimes. They push. They make me a little uncomfortable. And that’s okay. There is a season… Read More
I lack joy in my life and want to sense God’s joy anew in my life./
I have a bad habit of being all tasks, no fun. I want my kids (and hubs) to associate me with the word JOY.
As Christians we are supposed to be joyful and I know I really struggle in this area.
My middle name is Joy. My father had picked this name for me. Perhaps because my birthday is Winter Solstice, and I… Read More
Today I choose Joy is my ‘ motto ‘ for 2018 !
I need to focus on finding Gods joy in all situations, and not focus on the negative.
I want to have joy every day of the year and reflect it in every area at all time.
I feel I’ve has this dark cloud over me for really no apparent reason the last few years. I’ve never picked the “one… Read More
I think God gave me this word.
I felt I needed to seek joy in the midst of difficult circumstances and trust that the joy of the Lord is my strength.
Been feeling blue and I know that God has more for me!
I’m trying to live Romans 12:12 to be joyful in hope…
My word for 2015 was “hope” and ended up being the name I chose for my first daughter I miscarried. Through Hope’s… Read More
2016 was tough. I need to focus on JOY in 2017.
To enjoy everything I do, I need to add JOY to it. JOY will make it way better.
I anticipate this year will be rocky & full of change. I’m determined to find Joy throughout it all.
I want to to bring joy into all aspects of my life, not just some areas
Reading The Book of Joy, by Edmund Tutu and Dalai Lama
I have been feeling the need for more strength and I realized it has been a long time since I’ve just been joyful… Read More
I want the Joy of the Lord to radiate from me…so others can see Jesus in me!
There are many circumstances in my life that could steal my joy. Choosing JOY as my One Word enables me to focus on the… Read More
I want others to see that I am joyful, so that my light, or joy, can be transferred to others.
I want to experience a deeper sense oy joy that is not determined by circumstance. Joy that becomes my strength… joy… Read More
Joy represents the one thing i would love to have more of in my life.
It’s a reminder of God’s promise that joy comes in the morning!
It’s so easy to be negative in this life. Working at finding the joy in each day will take focus and energy.
2015 was filled with many tears over loved ones who are struggling with life decisions and have wondered away from… Read More
I want to live in the present and I think finding joy in everyday is the way to start.
I have struggled with anxiety and depression for nearly 30 years. I have desired, sought, prayed for “joy” since I was… Read More
Need more joy
I need to remember God is my joy… And no one can take that away
2015 was a year of much stress. To counterbalance that, I sought peace and rest. Those are good things, but I neglected… Read More
It’s important for me to recognize the joy in all things–relationships, exercise, work, quiet time. Joy.
Be joyful always. I need to focus on creating joy for myself and my family in 2016.
Its been a very prayerful decision, and the word JOY kept coming back to me over and over again. I have had a hard year… Read More
to overcome my depression and have some joy & happiness in my life.
If you don’t have joy you don’t have life
I need more strength. The JOY of the Lord is my strength.
I want to learn to find Joy in my life again.
I have let life get me down and I lost my joy. I want it back!
Joy does not often come easy in moments of need or stress. I need to chose to have joy in those moments, something that… Read More
JOY – God has made me me aware of how I need to learn to daily fight for my JOY. Regardless of my circumstances, I can… Read More
because I feel I have been robbed from joy for too long and it is my birthright in Christ.
The Lord has been showing this word to me through other people, Bible verses, books and various other means. He wants… Read More
I want to spend this next year letting go and letting joy in. I want to see joy, feel joy and share joy this year.
This year…through a long process…I ended up picking the first word that was laid on my heart. I have spent the past… Read More
what to understand God meaning for joy
My word is JOY. I want to always take joy in the Lord and focus on all the good things He has given me.
I need to learn to enjoy the wonders of this life that God has given me. I am too cynical, pessimistic and just plain… Read More
I want to be joyful
I want to be joyful about living alone, I want to be joyful about the aches and pains and limitations of aging; I want… Read More
Joy is being content and being thankful even when things are tough. Joy is the opposite of complaining.
Over the years of raising my children and teaching I have lost myself and I need to discover who I am and find My joy… Read More
I really want to regain my joy in 2015.
After I wrote my list out and prayed and prayed about it. Today, the words Unspeakable Joy came running through my… Read More
My mother gave me the middle name “joy” and I gave it to my own daughter 35 years later. However, this year, I hope… Read More
I want the joy of the Lord to overflow out of me into the kids I teach every day.
God is good and I want to express it more through Joy in 2015.
I didnt do good asticking to my one word last year so Im continuing my journey to go forwards.
Last year was an extremely difficult year, and I let the trials of life steal my joy in everything. I want to… Read More
I have been following a devotional called 21 Days to Beat Depression by Carol McLeod, which is about focusing on joy. I… Read More
I want to realize the joy of God’s love for me, and to share that joy with others.
I chose this word because I’ve known for a while that I am not experiencing true godly joy. And I’m tired of things… Read More
I picked JOY because past situations and distrust stole the light that used to shine through me. My son and my parents… Read More
I am praying 2014 will be the year that I let JOY infuse every aspect of my life, my marriage, my parenting, my… Read More
Five years ago, I lost three babies in first and second trimester miscarriages. God has brought much healing, but I… Read More
Too much heartache in my past. Time to turn it into joy, regardless of my circumstances.
I want to live a balanced life so God will restore me to this Fruit of the Spirit!
Want to focus on having joy each day, no matter what.
I often am often desiring happiness or satisfaction, but Jesus wants us to have Joy which is something far better and… Read More
I need to be reminded of the true meaning of the word joy. Psalm 16:2 Apart from You, I have no good thing.
I chose this word to help me to remember to bring joy to others, to put joy in my heart and to remember that Jesus died… Read More
I tend to be so hard on myself(and on others also) I am a perfectionist. It sometimes drives me crazy. I know that… Read More
I am contented and find joy in our children and grandchildren, but feel there is more to joy.
Joy is reflective. It is evident in my physical appearance, my attitude, my interactions, my words, everything. To… Read More
Because it reflects all aspects of everything that I want to change.
In choosing my word, I thought a lot about what’s happened recently. Ultimately, I want to leave behind the days where… Read More
I am a very optimistic and happy person. I think I find a lot of joy in life. This year I want to share that joy with… Read More
i want to always experince the JOY in everything i do for the Lord…..
Each day is a gift and I need to remember that God provides joy in each of the days He has given me, no matter my… Read More
resolutions usually seem to go by the way side after a couple weeks, usually with guilt. The ideal of focusing on just… Read More
I woke in the middle of the night a few months ago with a burning desire to do a word study on “joy of The Lord.” Then… Read More
Joy of the Lord
2012 was a very challenging year on so many levels. As I struggled through the past few months, “joy” kept surfacing in… Read More
I want to choose joy even when life is hard.
I want to have the joy of the LORD displayed in me and through me this year!
With joy so many other attributes of the… Read More
I choose to be joy filled regardless of my circumstances. This will be a supernatural act of God as I struggle in this… Read More