What a Year!

Only a few more days before we say goodbye to 2009 and welcome 2010. I am currently enjoying the company of my family. I asked them a question I will be asking you: “What is God’s greatest blessing upon you in year 2009 and what is the one BIG thing you would want to accomplish in 2010?” Give me your thoughts? Post them in the comments below…

19 thoughts on “What a Year!

  1. Rico

    Strangely, God’s greatest blessing is NOT sparing us from Ondoy. Our house got seriously, seriously flooded (we lived in the Araneta Ave., QC area) and as a young newly-wed couple starting out on our own, the loss was quite devastating. But God is faithful! We didn’t lose our lives. We didn’t lose any loved ones, families or friends to the flood. Material possessions can be replaced (and God did bless us with these after the flood), and our real friends came and helped with prayer, giving food, money, shelter, clothes, cleaning up. I know that a lot of people lost a lot to Ondoy and I don’t mean to be insensitive to them, but God has been very good to us. I was tempted to doubt His love for me and my family, but I have seen how after the flood our estranged family became closer to each other, how my father-in-law started attending church, how I and my wife have learned to be grateful and prayerful.

    In 2010, I want to lead one soul to Christ.

  2. richel mae

    HI GOOD MORNING PO! PARA PO SA AKIN ANG PINA BIG THING NA NATANGAP KO THIS 2009 AY BUHAY PARIN AKO SA KABIL NG IBAT IBANG TRIALS SA BUHAY, ANG MAGING MATAPANG SA LAHAT NA NAG PUT DOWN SA AKIN AT HIGIT SA LAHAT NATUTO AKO MAGING INDEPENDENT SA BUHAY NA KAHIT ANUNG PAGSUBOK NAKAYA KO. FOR ME THE BIG THING THAT I WOULD WANT TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR 2010 IS THAT I WANT TO PASSED ALL MY SUBJECT IN CLASS AND BE CANDIDATE FOR GRADUATING STUDENT OF MY SCHOOL, AND ALSO TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BE ALWAYS POSITIVE DESPITE OF TRIALS IN LIFE AND LASTLY TO BECOME A BETTER PERSON, SISTER FRIEND AND DAUGHTER TO MY PARENTS AND TO GOD.

  3. Kathy

    2009 has greatly challenged my belief in myself and in God. Greatest blessing na para sakin na at the end of the year, I made a stand believing that God loves me, and He’s planning the best things for me. I just have to work hard, be patient, trusting and obedient.

    Sa 2010, I just want to take a step of faith and walk on God’s greatness, dare to do the more things to maximize the gifts He gave me,as a way of glorifying Him.

  4. jojo

    God’s greatest blessing to me is that , He never leave me, and He continue to guide me and bless me everyday. Despite the fact that I was the one who left Him and believe on myself alone, and not His will. This 2010, i want to accomplish , thru Christ , to share the love of God to others by sharing the Word of God in the work place.

  5. Yong Cipres

    The blessings I received this year was quite plentiful. I still have my job after all the job cuts. I still have my family who is very supportive. And I am still alive! Thanks to God who has always been there to guide me.
    It was also my first time to conduct some leadership and technical training for our department. I thank God for giving me the courage and enthusiasm and my wife for encouraging me.
    For 2010, I want to be a better communicator, to my family, to my friends, to my officemates, to everyone and to God. As I am a little afraid of public speaking, I hope to improve my public speaking skills for the purpose of sharing what I know. For in sharing you learn more.
    Merry Christmas and a Chalenging New Year!!!
    God bless.

  6. len

    this 2009 i was able to know God. i’ve changed. maraming nagbago sa buhay ko. the way i see life have changed. i’ve changed and i’m a better person now. so ang pinagpapasalamat ko tlaga ay nakilala ko sya. I now know how great our God is. and i will always worship Him.

    his greatest blessing for me this year eh napagbago nya ako. i’m not a bad person but i’ve done things in the past that hurt people. mga taong wala namang kasalanan sa akin. i’m so thankful.

    ang gusto kong maaccomplish this year ay…. i want to finish reading the bible. because gusto kong kilalaning lubos ang lumikha sa akin. =)

    may God bless us all!!!!!!

  7. Jojo

    The greatest blessing I received this 2009… my family was safe and we were all alive after typhoon Ondoy. We lived in the infamous Provident Village and we thank God, nobody in our family was hurt or missing. For 2010, I want to be closer with God and spend more time with my family.

  8. John-John R. Castillo

    “What is God’s greatest blessing upon you in year 2009 “? For me, it is the acceptance and belief in the saying that “Everything will turn-out good to those who have faith in god””… My work has been in a precarious situation this year because of so many challenges but i was able to conquer them and much more prove myself worthy with the company. My patience was really tested and i thank and feel god presence during those times that i’m downed.

    What is the one BIG thing you would want to accomplish in 2010?” ? I want to sustain my faith with the lord and put my trust in him no matter where my life’s journey will lead me… To God be the glory always…

  9. delia

    “What is God’s greatest blessing upon you in year 2009?”.

    When I was chosen to fill-up the vacant position in the sales department. I’ll be joining sales on January 2010..

    “What is the one BIG thing you would want to accomplish in 2010?”

    To be a successful salesperson and be counted as one of the valuable assets of the company.

  10. Willy

    What is God’s greatest blessing upon you in year 2009 – God Blessed us a healthy Baby Boy.

    what is the one BIG thing you would want to accomplish in 2010?”

    – I want to be more intimate with my relationship with GOD.
    – I also want to have my own business

  11. JamesB

    The greatest blessing from the Lord in 2009 was having a new job in my office. As the song goes “God will make a way, when there seems to be no way…” It was very obvious the Lord’s hand was on it! Only the Lord could make humanly impossible things possible. Thank you very much Lord!

    The BIG thing that I would want to accomplish for 2010 is to have a very consistent time with the Lord, spending time with him first at the beginning of each day of 2010. Please pray for me to have an ever closer and stronger relationship with the Lord. Thanks and God bless to all!

  12. Bunny Chya

    For year 2009, God’s greatest blessing for me is having my baby (i’m 8-month pregnant now).

    For year 2010, February would be the month of our greatest joy. So i’m praying hard each day to God that this baby will be healthy and i will have a safe delivery. so what i want to accomplish is to become a good mother. Ü

  13. Anna Katrikka

    The greatest blessing I got this year 2009 was my first job. I love my work so much.!

    The thing that I want to accomplish next year 2010 is to be regularized. I wanted to stay in the company longer. I wanted to stay here for the rest of my life!

  14. Ferdz Macaraig

    The greatest blessing I’ve got this 2009 was our catering business. There were months that my Mom was losing hope in continuing our business because of money problems, but we survived! And now we’re here and still kicking! Additional customers from Ortigas and more income as well. Thank you Lord!

    The BIG thing that I would want to accomplish for 2010 is to have a our own house and to have a business on my own!!!! heheheheh… That’s what I want to accomplish! So help me God!

  15. Arnold

    The greatest blessing for me this year. I got the job with good salary without placement fee, the processing was very smooth, this coming January finish 1 year..

    The BIG thing I want to accomplish is.. I dont want to finish my 2 years contract and I want to go home this coming January and look for new job where I can enjoy myself while working. This is only my plan but may the God’s will be done.

  16. Archie M.

    Hi Francis,

    A big leap in my career, was the story of 2009. It was like jumping off the boat and learning to walk on water with Him. It was expected not to be an easy journey but indeed, it was a sweet one. Major adjustments were made, new good habits has to be adopted. Shredding off the old undesirable self and by His grace, gradually a new person will emerge to serve for His greater purposes. Nothing could have been as exciting as to let go from your comfort zone and hanging on to nothing except through embracing His divine promises. To hop from a secured and comfortable job to a more complex yet dynamic field, is like being a character in the book that has several chapters in it. Each chapter encompasses a mixture of emotions, adventures, success and failures. Regardless of what the story unfolds, I know that It is of value for only one author has in control of it – God.

    2010 is still a part of the this big book, but what makes it exciting is the promise that St. Paul wrote ” Be confident in this, that He who begun a good work in you will come and finish it…”

  17. Kissylove

    Better late than never.
    For 2009, the greatest gift I have receive from Papa God is learning few things. It has been not so good year for me. I have had a break up and I felt very week, sad, crazy, and maybe all the negative emotions you can think of, even anger. During this time, I felt like Papa God had tick me a bit. I have forgotten to thank him for all the blessings he had given me. I have learn that no matter how hard and tough it is, Papa God will never leave you alone. He sent my mom, whom I realized really love me unconditionally, and my friends who have never left me through this hardship. I am lucky at least I know who my real friends are, and I consider it as one of the greatest blessing ever given to me. I also felt that Papa God had never leave me, for now, I have this peace. He let me realized that you cannot control all things for you. If HE really give it to you forever, then it does stay with you no matter what.

    The BIG thing I would want to accomplish is to hone my talent more and offer it to HIM. I have this talent that I really think is my weakness. For now, I have tried to do things to hone it and it turned out that I its not my weakness, I just refuse to do it. And also, improving myself by moving more closer to HIM.

  18. Adiel C. Quigao

    Greatest blessing of 2009:
    I got depressed but that led me to start knowing who God really is and who I am before Him.

    One BIG thing I would like to accomplish for 2010:
    To fly and be an International Flight Attendant.

  19. Joy

    God’s greatest blessing upon me in 2009 was my family’s safety. Despite the storms last year, and the 2-month flood in our place that followed, He protected us from danger. He also healed my brother from dengue.

    The one BIG thing that I would want to accomplish in 2010 is to start a new business, which would enable me to buy a home for my family in a safer location. May God guide me every step of the way. Let us all pray for each other.

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