Change and Joy in 2019

My 2 words for 2019!  I know, nobody wants change but everyone wants joy.  The reality is sometimes, most of the time, to find that joy, change has to happen.  That change may be physical, geographical, spiritual and emotional but it takes internal change to have joy.  And it may take one of the others to have that internal joy.  Nobody wants Change but everyone wants Joy.

There has been much change for me in 2018 and great anticipated change in 2019.  I have found that even though change may be painful, joy has always been a byproduct once I allow the Holy Spirit to guide my change.  Over the last several years I have little by little gave up trying to control every aspect of my life.  Some control has been easier to let go of than others.  Some control has created more pain than others but control does not equal joy. 

I wait with great anticipation to see where the Holy Spirit leads me in 2019.  What change is in store for me!  What Joy will be in abundance!  What love, what forgiveness, what grace and what mercy Jesus has coming my way.  In 2019 I’m embracing change and will walk through that change with great JOY!