Day 100: Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday ­čÖé Happy Birthday to me!!!

What comes to mind when you think about birthdays?

  • Celebrations
  • Cake
  • Presents
  • Time with family and friends
  • Birthday wishes
  • Another year older
  • Treating yourself to something special

The list can go on and on.

Birthday’s are┬ácelebrated. Have you ever wondered why?

Sure, it is the day you came from your mother’s womb into the world. It is the day your life here began. While some may think this is fantastic, others ┬ámay think, and I know I’ve had these thoughts from time to time, “Why was I ever born?”.

Sometimes LIFE isn’t all we think it will be, is it? ┬áSometimes it is really hard, and we begin to question WHY.

Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?

jeremiah 20:18

In his time of great trouble, Job wished he was never born and questions his very existence as he curses the day he was born.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+3

Have you ever wondered how God feels about your birthday? I thought about this today. Have you ever heard people celebrate parents, mom’s in particular, for their role in their child’s birthday?

For most parents, this is an incredible day. Even if parents are not in the best of circumstances in their estimate, the birth of a child is no less AMAZING. It is AMAZING because it is the work of God’s hands. WE ARE THE WORK OF GODS HANDS!!!!!!!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:18

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Genesis 2:7

God made us. He specifically created us. What is he thinking on your birthday? What is he thinking on mine? Perhaps it is something like this:

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!  May we truly understand HOW MUCH we are loved and cherished by our Heavenly Father, ALMIGHTY GOD, Creator of Heaven and Earth; the ONE WHO THOUGHT OF US AND CREATED US AND BREATHED LIFE INTO OUR BEING. And not only that, if that were not enough, he DELIGHTS IN AND SINGS OVER US! AND HE GAVE US HIS SON JESUS to give us not one birth but TWO!!!! THANK YOU FATHER!!

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. ┬áJohn 3:7



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Day 99: stand

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Why would anyone prepare for battle and put every piece of armor on to engage in warfare, and then run or faint?

Could it be fear of pain? Fear of death? Perhaps it is just fear of being ill-prepared. This word from Paul to the Ephesians says that you must put on the full armor of God and STAND YOUR GROUND.

May we become experts of suiting up with Your armor Lord. May we train often and prepare that we may stand in the midst of the evil day. Thank you Jesus.