This has been a year of ups and downs for me, as I’m sure it has been for you, as well. With the passage of time, (a long time I might add), I finally got my new front top teeth this past year (three implants, and a five-tooth bridge) – ka-ching! Then later in the year, two more crowns! My dentist loves me! Yet, with that money going out the door, God has also blessed me with new business (editing manuscripts for Catholic authors). So, all in all, as 2018 comes to an end, I am counting my blessings.
I look forward to new opportunities in 2019, without having a clue what God might have in mind for me. But, I am open to His will. I know that He has plans for me, plans to give me hope and to make me prosper (Jer 29:11). For that, I am grateful for His blessings.
What might God have done for you, or given you, in 2018, for which you are grateful? What new opportunities might you hope would be on your horizon, as we enter 2019?
Whatever your hopes, whatever your dreams, I hope that you receive God’s blessings to live a life worthy of friendship with Christ. I pray that God blesses you with fortitude and courage to withstand any storms that come your way. When good things come your way, I hope that you will remember to count your blessings. Give God thanks for all good things that come your way. May you be blessed with virtue in the coming new year. Have a safe and Happy New Year!
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