Some 23 years ago, a little baby girl with a head full of brown hair was born in Colorado… No, no, no this is not the begininnings of my life story- this is just a celebration for me and those who know me of how God has worked in my life during that time!
It really is amazing to look back and see how evident it is that God has always been with me and has persistently drawn me to himself. Some circumstances that were nothing but miserable at the time have been redeemed and restored by my Great God. Through those times, I have learned more about myself, and more importantly more about God. And God allowed me to use my experiences to encourage others. He’s pretty cool like that! Also, I’m so thankful for all the people God has brought into my life… if you’re reading this, that most likely means you (unless you’re creeping on my blog and have no idea who I am!!).
I think birthdays are also a good time to look forward. How will I live from this day forward? What will I devote my life to? Who and what will I give my time to? Who will I love? Who will I serve? For me, and I’m guessing you too, I have to keep coming back to these questions. I have to answer them day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment. Answering them once isn’t enough, at least not for me. There are sooooo many distractions that our world offers or flat out shoves in our face! So many lesser things… but I don’t want to waste my life. As you read this verse and listen to this song, consider the questions above. Even though it’s probably not your birthday, “today” is always a good day to refocus on the One who gives us life!
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Don’t Waste Your Life by Lecrae