*taken from journal, June 11*
Today is my birthday. The day, that, fourteen years ago, Mom gave birth to me. My mind flits from memory to memory, never able to grasp all of them. I think of God's grace and love, so richly showered on me--the Christian home he's blessed me with, godly parents, seven siblings, my wants and all my needs at my fingertips.
I wonder, 'How much time in my thirteenth year of life have I had thoughts focused on me? How many thoughts have been on God, others, my family? How much time has been invested in pouring out God's love to others? How much time has been wasted? how many times did I pick up my bible, and read it eagerly, how many times did I let my mind wander in church?'
So many questions whirl in my brain. It's almost scary to me to think that another year of wonderful life is gone. I'll never live that year again.
That's why I want to purpose to live life, glorifying God, enjoying Him, enjoying his blessings, pouring out God's love into others' lives, giving myself 100% into everything I do, write, say, think.
My fourteenth year of life, I hope and pray, will be another year of love, joy, opportunities, God, and so much more.
Thank you, Dear God, for the things I can't put into words, like life, love, joy, family.
I love you.
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge-- even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you--so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:4-9