EXPANSION began 2018 (this is when I first began creating a theme word for the year). ADVENTURE filled 2019. EMBRACE captured 2020. ARISE led 2021. When asking God for my theme word for 2022, He clearly guided me to SEEK.
From one of my favorite devotionals, I Hear His Whisper written by Brian Simmons and Gretchen Rodriguez, this passage beautifully expresses my heart and soul.
“I have prepared a place for you to rest, an oasis of my presence. Never be discontent with seasons of stillness and waiting. It is here, in the quiet of inactivity, where you are refreshed and made ready for the upcoming season. I hear your cry to walk in my ways but first, I want you to discover my heart. And here in this sacred place, I will impart to you all that I am. Keep on asking, for I will keep on fulfilling every longing you have. It is my desire for you to release what I’ve imparted to you, but I don’t want this to be the main thing you long for. Long for my heart and to know me in greater depth, and ministry will be a natural by-product of our relationship. Keep on seeking me for the new expression of my Spirit…”I Hear His Whisper, Discover my heart.
I long to seek and know God on a deeper, more intimate level, reflecting a greater expression of Spirit moving through me as I LOVE, SERVE, and INSPIRE in my home, at locations where I guide and counsel, in my traveling adventures with new and treasured friends alike. God, I seek your loving and nurturing presence. Fill me and use me, I pray. “You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].” Psalm 27:8 AMPC
What are YOU seeking in 2022? Take time to simply listen and receive. Be inspired by this promise, “Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 AMPC