Thursday, December 31, 2009

Praising God for Another Year

Today is New Years Eve, and also my 17th birthday. It's so hard to believe another year has gone by! I have been blessed in so many ways--too numerous to count! And these are some things I pray the Lord will bless us with in the upcoming year:

  • The Armor of God "Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes." Ephesians 6:11
  • Assurance
  • Belief
  • Boldness
  • Character
  • Commitment "Your hearts must be committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time." 1 Kings 8:61
  • Compassion
  • Confidence "We say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:6
  • Contentment
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Devotion
  • Discernment
  • Encouragement "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:25
  • Faith
  • Family -- To embrace each other daily!!!
  • Fellowship
  • Health
  • Honesty
  • Hope
  • Hospitality
  • Humility "Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life." Proverbs 22:4
  • Identity
  • Integrity
  • Joy "Be joyful always..." 1 Thessalonians 5:16
  • Justification
  • Kindness
  • Love for God
  • Love for others
  • Maturity
  • Obedience
  • Patience
  • Peace
  • Perseverance
  • Praise "Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name!" Psalm 103:1
  • Prayer
  • Presence of God
  • Priorities
  • Purity
  • Quietness
  • Repentance
  • Righteousness
  • Salvation
  • Self-control
  • Serving
  • Sincerity
  • Strength "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
  • Thankfulness
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Will of God
  • Wisdom
  • Witnessing
  • Worship

With my birthday falling on the last day of each year, it makes it easy for me to look back on the past year and thank God for all he's done for me and my family. I have so much to praise Him for! I look forward to what He has in store for 2010 as it leads up to the time when we will one day be with Him in Paradise, day and night never to stop saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come." (Revelation 4:8) I pray with all my heart that this be a year filled with fruitful labor and service in Christ.

Now, with the next year just minutes away, I wish you all a wonderful, joy-filled, blessed New Year in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ--who was... and is... and, praise the Lord, is to come!

Praise the Lord for another year!!



Lindsay said...

Happy birthday, Taylor!!
And happy New Year too! ;)

~ Love,


Buttercup said...

Happy Birthday, Taylor! that is so cool that your birthday is that day of the year!

Happy New Year! awesome post, that is really neat how you listed all of those! :)

your friend,

Hannah said...

Happy 17th Birthday Taylor and Happy New Year!!

Mallory said...

Happy Birthday Taylor!
I hope you had a wonderful day!
I pray that God will bless us with those things as well.

Leah said...

Those are great things to pray for!

I hope you had a great birthday!!!
Many blessings of a new year of being seventeen and a new year in general!!


Chloƫ said...

What a challenging and inspiring list!

By the way... Happy Birthday!!! ...A day late! =D The new year really IS like a new beginning for you!

Your sister in Christ,

Taylor said...

~ Lindsay ~ Buttercup ~ Hannah ~ Mallory ~ Leah ~ and Chloe ~

Thank you all so much for the happy birthday wishes. :) You are each such a blessing!


Jennifer said...

Happy New Year&Happy birthday and God bless!!

Taylor said...

Thank you, Jennifer!

God bless you,

Shannon said...

I hope you had a great birthday! :)

Taylor said...

Thank you, Shannon! I had a very nice birthday. :)


Abigail said...

Happy birthday Taylor :)
-Wow that is quit a list!
I hope every one is fulfilled!


Taylor said...

Thanks, Abigail! :)

Allison said...

Happy Birthday, Taylor!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a great new year!
May God bless you!

Taylor said...

Thank you, Alli! I had a very wonderful birthday. :)