In all the years I’ve been writing Faith Walk, I don’t believe I have ever written one as personal as what I’m writing today. But I hope that my thoughts that are developing around my birthday, …
In all the years I’ve been writing Faith Walk, I don’t believe I have ever written one as personal as what I’m writing today. But I hope that my thoughts that are developing around my birthday, will also be very meaningful to many of you. You might even want to let these thoughts be a part of your next birthday celebration.
My birthday is this week. Every year about this time I start thinking about a lot of personal and important things to me.
Of course, the first thing we think about is we’re growing older. That’s true of every single person who ever has a birthday. Of course, we laugh when someone says “it’s my birthday and I’m 39 and holding (or 29, 49, 59, or whatever).” Don’t dread your years; embrace them! The fact is there is no holding back time so every year we get older whether we want to or not.
So as I live through the autumn years of my life (or it may even be the winter of my life) here are some things that I reflect on that may have some value for you.
Birthdays are a good time to look back on the past year. This is a time I use to praise God for His blessings to me. He has given me another full year of life with His Favor. He has filled the year with His blessings.
Birthdays are a good time to look forward. I have a positive expectation of favor from God with his blessings upon me in the coming year. I have this by faith and you can have the same realistic expectation with your faith in God.
Of course, none of us ever knows what the future holds. Tomorrow is irrevocably held in the hands of God who chooses the length of our lives. If I do not celebrate my birthday next year here in this world with my family and friends, it will be the best, greatest, most wonderful birthday I have ever had when I celebrate it in the presence of my Lord and Savior.
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