03 August 2013

birthday thoughts

as of today
I have drawn breath on this earth
for fifty-seven years

for the first forty-three of those years
I did not acknowledged the Lord's presence
I admit to often wondering 
how different the years could have been
if my eyes had been open

what blessings did I forfeit?

yet I am saying no to regret
knowing that all the while
I did not walk with Jesus
He still walked right beside me
I never was, and never will be
out of His sight

He knew me
shaped me
chose me
as His beloved

for that and more
I am ever thankful
I will rejoice
and in the stillness of this moment
listen as He sings a happy birthday song to me

I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
    Before you were born I set you apart
Jeremiah 1:5a NLT



Anonymous said...

i'm glad you were born....and born again.

Rick Dawson said...

Sometimes we qualify as slow learners - but His teachings are for those with ears to hear, and I, like you, will be eternally grateful that our hearing has been restored :)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday dear one.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful thoughts indeed......what a blessing to have two Birthdays to celebrate! Me too :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey my first comment went in as anonymous.....I guess I didn't get the little letters right!

Anonymous said...

Happy happy Birthday, both of them!