Four Points of 2009

3 Jan

January 1 is always a very amazing day. We look back at the previous year and hope for better things in the year to come. I feel we always take for granted the years that pass by. Let’s look at some of the things that happened every day for the last year.

  • In 2009, we woke up 365 times still breathing, God spared our lives 365 times. God could easily choose to end our lives whenever He wants, and it could be in our sleep. But God chose to leave us on earth so that we can continue to glorify Him in all that we do and spread the word of His love and grace.
  • In 2009, we had the opportunity to go to church and worship God in midst of Christ-loving Christians 52 times! There are so many Christians in the world who are in persecution. They can’t even declare their faith in public in fear of getting arrested, or worse, murdered, but we have the privilege of going to church and encouraging each other in Christ. I hope you took advantage of those 52 Sundays. If you didn’t, make sure you do in 2010.
  • In 2009, God constantly and lovingly reminded daily us that we His treasure if we die with Him every day. We were supposed to die to self 365 times in 2009. It is a constant battle with the devil and it will not stop until God wills it to stop. We might as well practice now so that it gets easier with time. Did you successfully achieve this Christian goal in 2009? I know I could improve on this aspect this year.
  • In 2009, God fulfilled His promise by granting us His mercies every morning. Have you been through trials this past year? Has not the hand of God worked in you through those trials? Wasn’t His light ever apparent in your darkest times of trouble? In fact, we Christians are persecuted and tempted every day to give in to our worldly nature, but by the graces of God, we fight to resist the temptation 365 times. Praise the Lord!

Never take these four points likely in 2010. Make sure you make the most every day and every week. Don’t overlook God everyday blessings. If you do, you just might look back on 2010 as an unsuccessful spiritual year.


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