2014 was a year of struggling and a year of blessings.
No matter how our circumstances may look to us, we have an incredibly amazing peace that when we are in God’s hands, His care for us is great and His love towards us is perfect!
I love the New Year as it is a time of contemplation for me. I love looking back over my finances, my blessings, and how I spent my time.
I love creating new goals for the year ahead. I reflect on the areas in which I know need improvement as well as praising God for the areas in which He has grown me.
I can focus on the hardships and trials of the year, but I choose rather to glorify God for the way He has moved in them. For no matter what I have endured in the past year, He has been with me every moment of every day. That thought brings me incredible comfort as I know I can endure anything with Him by my side and in my heart.
I hope that you are able to say the same for there is no greater joy in life than living in the peace that only He can provide.
As we celebrate this New Year, let us consider the disappointments only long enough to learn and grow from them. Let us embrace both God’s grace and His forgiveness so that we do not find ourselves dwelling in our guilt or spending too much time camped in the desert that is our shortcomings.
Let us celebrate our successes and never stop counting our blessings.
One of my greatest successes in 2014 was stepping out in faith and starting this blog. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for all of the love and encouragement I have received from my readers. I continue to pray that each word that I share both glorifies God and blesses you.
I covet your prayers for God’s continued blessing in 2015, especially as I am about to complete my first full length book on marriage. The words that I write need to be from Him, otherwise they are without merit.
Please know that I will continue to keep all of you and yours in my prayers in the New Year.
If you have some time during this long weekend to take in a few posts, here are some of my favorites from 2014:
My free e-book:
Musings On Music:
Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, & Blessed New Year!