I am how old?! Are you kidding me?! How did it happen that I am in this decade of life? I still feel in my 30’s; well, maybe in my 40’s, when I get up in the morning. GRIN
Whenever I celebrate a birthday, I can’t help but look back at my life and see the legacy I had and the many blessings and trials I have lived over the years. I didn’t begin life in an atmosphere of chaos or trauma. I didn’t have parents who divorced, took drugs, were alcoholics or were abusers of any kind.
On the contrary. I was born into a pastor’s family, was loved, cared for, and nurtured. I was raised to love the Lord, follow Him and serve Him all of my life. A perfect life, you think? NOT!
I have had challenges throughout life, I have made mistakes, made poor choices, didn’t always live for the Lord, have had dips in my marriage as well as my walk with God, struggled with issues as a mom, and even wondered what my purpose was in life in general.
Today is my birthday. I can look back and see where the Lord has led me and now I look forward to what He has ahead of me. Here are my birthday wishes:
- I want every day to have His purpose in mind.
- I want to represent Him well in all I do and say.
- I want to extend His arms to all I come in contact with.
- I want my love for others to be His love for them.
- I want to keep learning and growing, no matter which decade I am living in.
- I want to be His shadow in ministry, where He gets all the light and I move how He moves.
My life verse? Ephesians 5:1,2 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Happy Birthday to me. Where’s the cake?!
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