My Birthday

Yes, you have been with me from birth;  from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
    No wonder I am always praising you!
My life is an example to many,  because you have been my strength and protection.
That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.
Isaiah 46:4
4 I will be your God throughout your lifetime—  until your hair is white with age.
I made you, and I will care for you.  I will carry you along and save you.
Lamentations 3:22-23
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends![a] His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;  his mercies begin afresh each morning.

Wow! Another trip around the sun.  Yes, this is my Birthday month, and boy has it been a fun one so far!   Though the gifts are fun to receive, and I enjoy the celebrations, it really does go a bit deeper than that for me these days.

As I have gotten older, I have seen more and more relatives and friends start to pass away.  This has made me realize that my real Birthday gift was that I live to see another year and that God has been there for me another 365 days without fail.  He has protected me, provided for me, guided me, comforted me, encouraged me, and loved me faithfully day after day.  Not once when I called on Him in those 365 days has He said to me, I am busy right now let me get back to you on that.   He has been available every single time that I have reached out to Him.

Even on the days that I may have forgotten Him, He never forgot about me, and my friends are the real Birthday gift!  When I think of my birthday in this way, I am absolutely humbled that the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords would even consider little old me.   I am blessed beyond measure and so are you. Every single year is a gift, and please don’t ever forget that.

Never ever take the Lord’s goodness to you for granted.  I know that as some women get older they are reluctant to share their age with anyone.   Not me, if anyone ask I am happy to share how long the good Lord has been blessing me, and I hope that you will do the same.

It is not about your age, it’s about His goodness!   And He is good all of the time!  I hope that your next birthday will be as wonderful as mine and that you stop and give God some praise for allowing you to live to see it because it truly is a blessing to do so.  Some won’t live to see their next birthday.  If you are blessed to see it,  then get your shouting and praise shoes on and give Him the glory that’s due Him for your fabulous trip around the sun.

12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,  so that we may grow in wisdom.



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