Psalm 139:13-18 New International Version (NIV)
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand--
when I awake, I am still with you.
GOD CREATED US ~
Today marks my 63rd Birthday. I was reminded of the scriptures above and I know I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God has a plan for my life and I embrace who I am today in God. I've been through many things and I looked back yesterday to see where God has brought me from. My family and I have been through some hard things and I wasn't sure if I would ever attend a church again. God sent people into my life to help me through the storms of life. Encouraging words and wisdom from people who truly cared. My daughter (Tracy) helped me far more than you might even realize today. Her words of encouragement and teaching me to put post it notes up. I was able to pass this advice onto a new person at church yesterday, don't look back, but look forward. I could feel the holy spirit use me in words to her.
You might not realize how God will use your life today, but God knows. A yes from you to God opens many new things in life. Who would have thought that God would use me the way he has. Who would have thought that God uses you in certain ways too. Only God knew us before we were born, he knows the plan and he has a future. In saying all of this, don't loose site of living in today. We have too much to gain to loose. A new day brings hope and purpose for each of us.
I am embracing being 21 times 3 this year. Excited about this day and knowing that birth does make a difference in lives. I gain wisdom daily and learn. People watch our lives and what we believe in will show through action. I believe in God and I believe in miracles. I know to hold on for those who needs a friend and count blessings of my own friendships with others. I think about had I stopped years ago, I wouldn't be experiencing my now of life. God has brought me so far because I allowed him freedom to mold me each step of the way. The steps that were scary but I knew to do. The steps of letting go what I couldn't change and beginning to change the things I could. You can do the same thing. Inside your head are positive words, so speak them.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.