Thursday, October 21, 2010

"It's my birthday!"

Yesterday I turned 28. And that's all I have to say about that.

My BFF never fails to make an event worthwhile, though. She sent me a package full of goodies, and, I confess, I woke up at 6:30 ready to see what was inside. Andy fetched it for me out of the living room, and I sat on my bed unwrapping gifts and sorting through tissue paper. Among several other wrapped gifts, there was a bag with instructions on the outside. It said to open the bag and throw the confetti while shouting "It's my birthday!" and then to tell Andy to pick up the confetti because that's his duty on my birthday. Ha!! Only Lacy. :)

So I did just that. After lunch, Andy and I worked on the puzzle my mom had given me for a birthday present. We finished the edge in about half an hour, so I decided it was appropriate to celebrate with the hand-cut construction paper confetti courtesy of BFF. Here you see the succession of events.

I did not have the best birthday. It was much my own fault, as I took my eyes off my greatest present- Jesus- and onto circumstances I don't understand. But my sweet Friend keeps giving, just like my best buddy does, and today I was reminded of His sweet love and provision for me.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful, for those who keep the commands of his covenant. Psalm 25:10

Keeping His covenant- that includes worshiping Him only, trusting Him above all others, loving Him with my heart, soul and mind. It's a conditional promise, but there's no expiration date. There's no three-strike policy that keeps me from His loving, faithful ways when I have had a bad day, a day where faith was small and worries were abundant.

So today is no longer my birthday. But I did wake up to new mercy, and that's a better reason to celebrate than turning 28.

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

All the way my Savior leads me.
Who have I to ask beside?
How could I doubt His tender mercies,
Who through life has been my guide.

All the way my Savior leads me.
Cheers each winding path I tread.
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living bread.

You lead me, and keep me from falling.
You carry me close to your heart.
And surely your goodness and mercy
Will follow me.

All the way my Savior leads me
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Oh, the sureness of His promise
In the triumph of His blood.

When my spirit, clothed immortal
Wings its flight through realms of day
This my song through endless ages-
Jesus led me all the way!

You lead me and keep me from falling
You carry me close to your heart
And surely your goodness and mercy
Will follow me.

-King David, Fanny Crosby, Chris Tomlin

All the way my Savior leads me. All the way- through 28 more years, if that's the path He chooses. His goodness and mercy are sure to follow me.

1 comment:

  1. Loved, loved, loved this and I love Lacy too! She knows you so well and encourages you continually. What a friend here on earth! I thank God for His gift of her to you.