IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL…

Hi there friends, how are you today? Are you fine, fantastic and fabulous? Or does it look like today is going to be a depressing, down and distressing kind of day? Perhaps this day is shaping out to be filled with fretting, frustrating and flustering circumstances? Huh! See what I did there? What kind of day is this one shaping out to be? eb8306f4-748d-449f-bc93-c42bd4f5f638-e1526049751543.jpeg Yesterday I had a fabulously, wonderful day.  I know, right? It was a great day.  The Lord sent me both sunshine and rain with the perfect temperature. What can I say? He loves me.  We went for dinner and of course, I got my favorite dessert; red velvet cheesecake. 8DD5B5D6-E280-42A4-A765-C5F926A08BD8Just the words imply this beautiful, well crafted, fine tasting, but well over the allotted number of calories per person (but who’s counting) delicious confection.  Yes, it is that good! Oh! Did I forget to mention; it was my birthday! I love celebrating birthdays.

Left up to my husband, birthdays would be just another day.  But as for me, everything birthday, including his, is a celebration. It’s a day to look back on the past year.  It’s a day to do some self evaluation.  And definitely, a day to receive gifts, do some pampering, talk to every single member of the extended family, go for dinner and a movie.  Personally, I think it’s a day from the Lord specially designed for you and me.   pro-31-30Throughout the last year, this verse became one I felt I needed to emulate. By now, you know that I enjoy shopping.  Yep, I do! I love clothes, shoes, handbags, and makeup.  Thankfully, the Lord has given man the ingenious idea of thrift and consignment stores.  Thank You, Lord.  But this verse reminds me that these things are temporary.  These are indeed things to enjoy, but my relationship with the Lord is more lasting; as a matter of fact, it is permanent. Because of that, I need to dedicate more time developing and expanding that relationship. Throughout that last year of my life I have learnt;

  1. That there is wisdom is silence.  I wish I could say, I always exercise this, but let’s just say, “He’s still working on me”.
  2. Careless living has consequences.  I know, I know! You are probably thinking, ‘what do you expect?’  That is so true.  This was especially reflected in my weight; that red velvet cheesecake!
  3. Mistakes will be made! I must remember learning takes place there.  I do not like to make mistakes, (part of my control issues).  I found that sometimes to avoid making an error, I would do nothing instead.  That’s definitely not exercising faith! I need to pick a side and trust that the Lord will catch me, if and when I fall.
  4. Most importantly, I learned that the God I serve is called Almighty God.

Throughout the past year, I read the books of Job, Daniel and Hosea.  The overarching themes throughout these books are:

  1. God is faithful
  2. God is trustworthy 
  3. God is Almighty and All-powerful. 

Last year was a good year, but I desire that this year be an even better year.  I’ll serve the Lord better; I’ll be more intentional in my walk with Him.  Then I know, I shall be a better wife and mother, a better friend and teacher, a better and more conscientious shopper.

Do you celebrate birthdays? What are a few of your traditions?  closing1brenda

 

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100 comments

  1. Happy Belated Birthday Sister in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua Brenda!! So sorry I am late!! ❤

    GOD BLESS ALL my Sisters and Brothers in Christ-Messiah Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  2. Happy blessed new year to you! 😊 I love birthdays and view them as one’s opportunity to celebrate it as unique and fabulous as he or she is. Happy birthday and I join you in your prayer of making this year even better than your last. ❤️

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Brenda!! Praying it was all God hoped for you!! Love your shoes in that first picture!
    Love your passion for birthdays too! After all, they are a testimony to the God who created you, and the age represents how many years of life He has blessed you with! Me and God love you! ❤

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  4. I’m late, but Happy Birthday. 🙂 May this year be the year of growth and spiritual blessing that you are looking forward to! Studying those Old Testament books and seeing God’s character… so Good!!

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  5. Happy birthday and happy everyday Brenda. I enjoy reading your posts but I have not been receiving emails announcing them and others. Hmmm. Maybe a little WordPress problem? What will be will be and I do hope that all of your “beings” (and doings) are beautiful! Blessings!

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  6. Happy birthday Brenda! I love birthdays. For me I love to have the day to myself. I love having reflections on that day. Reflections on past years and make plans for the new year. After that then the whole pampering starts😂😬.
    I hope you had a lovely day. Continue to impact lives. Blessings❤️

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  7. Happy birthday! I am happy you had a good day 🙂 I just came back from celebrating my uncle’s 50th birthday. It was a rather big celebration. I usually just spent the day with my family or some close friends…

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  8. I celebrate my birthdays until last year when I go into a sunken mood. A mood which was solely planned by the devil to make me oblivious of everything good happening in my life and focus on only what’s not working but this year whether good or bad, I’m celebrating my birthday and shaming the devil.
    Happy birthday! I wish you another year filled with Jesus joy, laughter, good health and success

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  9. Happy blessed birthday!!! 💜💜 I recently celebrated my birthday too and as I reflected on my year, learning that everything doesn’t require a response or like you mentioned, learning that there’s wisdom in being silent was definitely a reoccurring theme for my year. Definitely a hard pill to swallow but SO worth it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! 💜💜

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  10. Happy Birthday Brenda, I do like to celebrate my birthday, but it is in December, so it gets mixed in with the holidays. God bless you with even greater wisdom, and show you that His love makes you His masterpiece. Cheesecake looks good.

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!!! And happy early Mother’s Day ❤ !!!! I have a hard time being silent as well… and accepting mistakes or not getting frustrated with my slow learning 🙂 It's so good to know that other women feel that way, too. Thank you and hope you have a fun day ❤

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  12. Happy belated birthday! 🎊🎂🎈
    My birthday is in August during the kids summer holidays so it ties in brilliantly with family breaks! It’s another day to be grateful for & appreciate everything we have… X

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