Friday, July 24, 2009

What a splendid day!...

I pity people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one. -Anne Shirley


Lisa-Consecrated to God



Today is my birthday, I just love the date that the Lord chose for me to enter this world. I think that July 24th is a perfectly lovely date. I also share it with such interesting people, such as Oswald Chambers, affectionately referred to by myself as :
"my friend Oswald",

and


John Newton,
the author of the hymn, "Amazing Grace".
I know I'm in good company, as I am quite a wretch of a sinner, and am saved by God's amazing grace.

I guess I could learn to dislike birthdays as some do because of the age issue, or I could love them for all the benefits of celebrating; cake, presents and such.

But I have come to see what a wonderful thing a birthday is. I was purposed by Almighty God to be here, His creation at this time in History to serve His purpose, and to bring glory to His name.

His word clearly tells me I was created in His image (Genesis 1:27), knit together in secret and that the days were all fashioned for me when as yet there were none. (Psalm 139)......and because I am a wife, I am created to be a help meet to my husband (Genesis 2:18,20), that in guiding my home, and raising my children that the word of God might not be blasphemed.(Titus 2:5) I bring glory to God.

In light of all of my failings I have hope, and I know my Lord says " fear not and Do not let [my] heart be troubled" (John 14:1), because I can be "confident that He who has begun a good work in [me] will be [faithful] to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil 1:6)

All of these things have nothing to to with presents but have everything to do with my Creator, my Savior, my God. And to Him I am thankful for seeing fit to give me this life, and I pray that during it I may bring glory and honor to Him.

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Dear old world...you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you. Anne Shirley

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