My birthday may have come and gone, but the blessings of the day remain and y’all are high on the list, my friends. The crazy abundance of Facebook and Twitter greetings made the day extra special, and I thank you again for taking the time to send them!
I’m enjoying some of my other gifts, too. I’m not talking about my Kayak (although it is HUGE fun and I can’t believe I waited this long to findthatnew love). The gifts I’m thinking about didn’t come wrapped in paper and they are too priceless to be bought with money.
From the first day of April until my birthday arrived on the 30th, I began asking Father for certain gifts. (It’s become my custom to ask Him for a birthday present, or presents as it came to be this year, and I highly recommend the practice!)
Here’s a sample of what I’ve been asking for during my birthday month:
Eyes to see you better…ears to hear you clearer…feet ever faster to run after You…a heart that burns brighter for You…hands quicker to serve you…arms ready to hug your other kids…the ability to articulate Your preciousness and share the things You teach me in clear words other hearts can understand…
Yeah, the list was lengthy but I didn’t have to feel the slightest bit guilty or greedy about it because I knew I didn’t come up them on my own. We love Him, because He first loves us. Word. 🙂
Here’s what I saw with my new eyes this morning:
It looks like your average caladium, and it is. But it’s also testifying, if you can hear. It’s flourescent red veins pointing to Jesus at the center of the great story, His blood spreading to the edges of time, to redeem the lives of His created.
I realize I’m getting stranger all the time. Thanks for sticking around for the journey!
I love to hear from you. And to prove it– leave a comment anytime during the month of May and I’ll put your name in the pot. You may win a signed copy of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy! Winner will be drawn June 1st!