Have you ever heard the phrase, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” This question has to do with how positive or negative we look at life. Positive people would say that the glass is half full. Negative people say that the glass is half empty. 

I would say that it really doesn’t matter whether the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful that you have a glass and that there’s something in it.

Take a look at Psalm 23. It’s easy to memorize because we are about to enter 2023.

King David, at many times in his life, was surrounded by life-and-death situations, but he chose life. In Psalm 23:4, he writes, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” That sounds like a serious situation. And then, in the very next verse, he is surrounded by his enemies, yet he still has the guts to say, “My cup runneth over.”

Was King David’s glass half full or half empty? Even though problems surrounded him, he had a choice to make. He decided to say, “My cup runneth over.” In other words, he declared that life is good, God is good, and it’s ALL good.

What a great example of a positive perspective and trust in God that we can learn from these few short Bible verses. I’m reminded of the quote by Charles R. Swindoll “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

So, my friends, how have you been reacting to 2022?  How’s your cup? Is it half empty or half full? Psalm 23 reminds us that in life or death — in times of plenty or want — God is good and worthy of our trust.

I encourage you to read the entire chapter of Psalm 23 today and then decide that 2023 will be a year that you, too, can say, by God’s grace, “My cup runneth over.”

I’d love to hear your feedback.

In the meantime, please look at a few of my favorite quotes for 2023.

  1. Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.

  2. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. The beginning makes the conditions perfect.

  3. Every moment is a fresh beginning.” “Life’s not about expecting, hoping, and wishing; it’s about doing, being, and becoming. 

  4. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.  

  5. Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”

Happy New Year!!!!

Nick Gonzalez

P.S. #1. Don’t forget to love your spouse, keep your eyes on the Lord, and be grateful that you have a glass and that there’s something in it.

P.S. #2. Enjoy a free $25% discount on anything in my store with code SAVE25. Expires at 6pm PST. Jan 3, 2023.

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