Saturday, 26 May 2012

44 Is Not Just A Number.

Yes, today is my birthday and I have no clue why 'they' say its inelegant or unladylike for a woman to reveal her age. I have never had a problem with it. Perhaps I am not elegant or worse, not a lady.  Lol! Anyway, I have had a brilliant day. More then brilliant. I had a day that I did not expect. True, I knew it was going to be my birthday and I figured I would be happy and grateful to be alive to see another one but I honestly did not expect it to be such a 'gift of a day'. 

God went out of his way to make it extra special in just the simplest yet most meaningful ways. The ways he knew would get my attention. He searched deep in my heart and saw what  I really, truly wanted and he gave it to me. No ribbons. No gift boxes. No fanfare. Not too much ariwo Yet, in the quietest moves, with the softest of words, the tenderest of gestures, I heard the loudest answers to my prayers. This God ehn? He is simply the best! PapaGod, I could never thank you enough. You just rock! And I know that what you are doing, you will perfect in Jesus name. Amen!

So I hit another double digit number today. 44. What a testimony that is. Last time was eleven years ago. It seems like such a tiny detail but I know a lot of people who saw 33 and are not here today. What am I talking about? I know people who were here this time last year but are no more. I try not to take anything for granted anymore. Nothing. I am not the same person I was this time last year. I have lived some life and I have died some deaths. Most importantly, I have grown up some more to that place where I can look you square in the eyes, no blinking, no dodging and tell you that God loves you with boundless love and the devil hates you with boundless hatred. It is that simple.

I look back on my last 365 days and these two truths could summarize my life more or less. If I sat you down and told you about it, you would shake your head in awe at how true those two statements are. So, this morning when I woke up to the first day of my own personal New Year, these were the words that were silently on my lips:

Wow! I'm 44! PapaGod, it's not just a number. It's evidence that you love me. Thank you so much!

To God alone be ALL the glory! 

 



 

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you. May God continue to bless and increase you. This is the least level you will ever be in Jesus name.

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    1. Amen! I believe it and I will live like I do. Surely the best is yet to come for us all. Thanks ilola!

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  2. Happy Birthday Lady, and yes you are.

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    1. *smiling* Thanks Myne. It takes one to know one.....

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!! May God bless you beyond your expectations in your new year and may His Grace abound in your life all your days. With long life he will satisfy you.

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    1. Amen for me, Amen for you. Yes, long, meaningful, life in Jesus name. Amen! Thank you so much FQ. Thank you.

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  4. happy birthday ma! I pray your 'plenty years ahead' will be greater in every blessing especially in your relationship with God, than your previous beautiful years. in Jesus name, Amen :)

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    1. Especially my relationship with God.....Amen!!!!!!!! Thank you Dew......God will always have your on his mind for taking out the time to wish me well and pray for me.

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  5. Happy Birthday, dear DNW. God increase you more and more and cause you to continually be a blessing to us all. Hope you had a blast.

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    1. Thank you Faithdame. Amen and Amen. For you. For me. I had a fabulous blast!

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  6. Happy belated birthday ma! And many more! God is awesome! He will continue to do it in your life! God continue to smile on you! :)

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  7. Bless you Miss Buki. Oh, I love that, I want God to smile on me but more than that I want to make God smile.....Let's make God smile. He is worth it........Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and wish me HBD!

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  8. Happy birthday Ma! May you increase in your knowledge of our heavenly Father , and may He fill you with more grace and glory! Amen!
    Wish you many more fulfilling years ahead!!
    Dr Lily

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  9. Such an awesome prayer. Thanks you Dr Lily. Amen. Amen for me. Amen for you in Jesus name. !

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  10. happy birthday my QB, it's never too late to wish my nubian muse a happy birthday no matter how belated. Stay rooted and remain an inspiration. I love you Plenty. Your Neneh

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