Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10-Birthday Blessings

I will most gladly boast...about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
2 Cor. 12:9

When I am weak, then He is strong.  Everyday, I am reminded in some way how very weak I am; whether actually in strength, or in the way I respond or fail to respond.  Weakness is not something we delight in, but I see that it is when I am truly weak, that I give Him the opportunity to show off His strength. 

Yesterday, I celebrated another year of life with my friends and family and today, on my true birthday, I was blessed to have a quiet evening of celebration at home. I am blessed beyond measure to have such an awesome family with whom I can share these special moments.  As a mom, it is so easy to believe the lies of the enemy and feel like such a failure at times. I am reminded tonight that the still quiet voice of My Heavenly Father tells me that He has come to give me life and give it in abundance
(John 10:10). My precious children were quick to remind me how OLD I really am, and I am reminded of my Sunday School teacher years ago who always told us she was, "40 Blup years old." She never revealed how many years the "Blup" stood for, but I am there!! I am discovering that each of those years are so very precious through the good times and bad and each one leaves with it a trail of memories to treasure.

The things that brought me joy yesterday and today were not the gifts that I received, but the special people who gave them and the love with which each one was given.  This morning, I was met with homemade cards and muffins with a candle on top from my two sweet girls. Then, as I drove up this afternoon my soon to be 4 yr old granddaughter was ecstatic to show me her little card where she had written her name. My husband brought me lunch, flowers and a gift to school today, and yesterday I was blessed with beautiful gifts and cards from the rest of my sweet family. Tonight, I sat and read every Facebook message and thought about each name and the memories of each person. Whether we barely know each other, only met once or have a lifetime of memories, each message was special because someone took the time to think of me.

I pray that in my weakness each person who crosses my path in this journey of life may see 
His strength. 

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