For I know the plans I have for you saith the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11.
Yesterday I celebrated my 28th birthday. For a lot of us, birthdays signify a new beginning and a time for reflection. As I reflect, I am so thankful for the many ways that God has blessed me and for all the lessons he placed in my path to shape me into the woman I'm becoming. I see so much growth in myself as an individual and as a woman - I am a lot stronger, wiser, humble, discerning and grateful. I know more what it means to have faith, to totally depend on Him and to trust Him. I understand through experience how to stand on His word and promises despite what things look like on the outside. He is the potter and I am the clay.
I celebrated by birthday with a small dinner with close friends. This past year more than any other year in my life, my inner circle grew tighter and closer. I had friends and family really come through for me during difficult times and they also celebrated with me in a number of joys such as my graduation from law school in May. We need each other, and I am blessed to have friends and family I can depend on. God also moved some people out of my life for the best. I love my friends and family and I'm so grateful to have them.
As I celebrate 28, I excitedly await God's will to unfold in my life. I pray that He guides and orders my steps. I welcome the new beginnings, beginning with my upcoming cross country move in the next two weeks.
Sending you plenty of birthday blessings! Birthdays are a great time to reflect on how far we have come. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!ReplyDelete
Happy belated Birthday! October babies rock!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy I was there to celebrate with you. We've known each other for so long and I'm truly happy and blessed to call you "friend." Here's to many more triumphs than trials, and many more years of grace and favor!ReplyDelete