All of us standing on the 'Holy of Holies', modernly known as the Dome of the Spirits, in Israel. :)
Note that picture was taken with the 'Raymond method'. Hahaha.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
The verse for my 2009 was Isaiah 60:1-5, if anybody remembered reading my post at the start of the year. I wanted to arise, and shine. To be that light in darkness. And looking back at my 2009, I would say that all my resolutions were fulfilled in ways that I wanted it to turn out, even beyond expectations. :)
Romans 8:28 was a verse that really popped up at the right season, based on everything that was happening around me. Both Ireen and Brod gave me this verse, and I must say it's pretty precious for me. Lily (da jie!) once said, life is about making a decision, believing, and then resting. At this point, there are many decisions that I feel I have to make. Spiritually, emotionally, and also practically. (eg. Which school to attend after O's.) Some decisions are really difficult to make, some decisions might even tear me apart a little, but I know that all things will work together for good, somehow. :) And this promise is for those who love God. It doesn't say that you gotta have at least 50% attendance in church, or that you've gotta be serving regularly. It doesn't even say that you've gotta give 100% of your heart to Him, though that'll be pretty good. Even if you feel like you don't know God well and only love Him with 0.5% of your heart, all things will still work together for good for you! It's not about your miserable capacity to love a God who you might not even feel so passionate about, but it's about His love for you, which is beyond human comprehension!
And yup, everyone single of us has a calling in our life, according to His purpose. :) I pray that in 2010, God will continue to shape and grow me, working out my gifts and callings because I know I have an important and significant purpose to fulfill!
2010 is going to be a radical year, yet light and easy through our right of rest. :)
Here's hoping that 2010 will change your life!