As I paused to reflect on the year 2008, I began to realize just how many times God showed up in my personal life and in my ministry efforts. As a church planter, one must ward against discouragement and beware of comparing with other ministries. As I began to jot down accomplishments large and small, it was clear that God is in both the great and the small events. I pledge to remain faithful in what God has called me to do for I know it is ultimately God Himself that will give the increase.
How have you seen God at work this year? Do you see Him in the large as well as the small events? Do your plans for 2009 align with God's plans?