Psalm 139:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Life is a journey of ups and downs. We can learn over time and become a better person or we can stay stuck in some uglies of life. I've been thinking over my life since today is my birthday. Another number added to my being but so happy that I can see how far God has brought my life. Through many tears and sorrows of yesterdays, but yet so many happy moments that will never go away from my mind. The bible teaches us to let go of things and to press into God.
Philippians 3:14-15New International Version (NIV)
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
EACH DAY ~ we are closer to Heaven. I won't be here on earth someday and I often wonder what people will remember about me. Will they remember my mistakes of life or will they remember that I am an overcomer and continued to press toward the goal to be in Heaven. Living a life is kindness can happen, but it means guarding you heart in many ways. Taking off the expectations of others and allow God to use your life. Yes, he can use the uglies and turn into blessings. I remember a season of my life that I couldn't breath deep because of grief. Grief comes in all sorts of ways. Not just when someone dies, but letting go of people who choose to leave your life. Letting go of situations, circumstances and anything that changes your wanted normal into despair or grief.
You might say this, "things aren't the way they use to be". I miss those good old days and now your into a new day. It happens and we do cry over loss of things plus people. We are human and it's okay to cry and to let go. It's okay to be frustrated but don't let sin pop in during that time. I am who I am today because of all my yesterdays of life. I have learn to grow from things and not stop growing in God. There were times when I was mad at God because I couldn't understand the why's of life. Why did my dad die when I was 18? Why did my brother die when I was 32? Why did I watch my mom for 40 years struggle with life and never quite knew how to press past the age of 42? A lot of ages, a lot of different numbers and yet my number today is 62 and I can tell you the why's don't matter know. I know that God has a time of all of us to enter Heaven and a time to walk this earth. I choose to purpose my way daily to be the best day I can.
I love the Lord with all my heart. I have learned:
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Happy Birthday to me today ~ I know I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I hope you know that about yourself too! Today is a gift from God and each day of life is a gift. Purpose to make this the best day ever and enjoy the life God has given you. Count some blessing and show some love to others. I care about you, your family and friends. My prayers continue daily.