My birthday was on 4th January and in the morning before my husband left for work, he said a prayer over me and it is like he knew what I wanted to tell God! And that was the beginning of a good day and week, where God used different people to prove that He hears my prayers even the ones I haven’t prayed out loud! God has always used my family to speak to me, and it was not different this time. I have been trying to make some decisions, and through text messages and phone calls God confirmed so much to me!
I received gifts from family and friends throughout the week – and I felt and still feel so honored! There is a really good feeling one gets when they are celebrated – and I felt this throughout the day, and the week! The text messages and the phone calls each warmed my heart.
Here a few things I appreciated as I celebrated my birthday:
When my nephew first started praying one of the things I picked from how he prayed, was how he prayed and thanked God for everything! And that made me realize how we take things for granted – the innocence of children is admirable. Throughout my birthday I realized the fact that I had prayed about most of the things I received and even the answers I got through the messages and calls – was because I have learnt to pray about everything! Nothing is too big or too small for our God – so pray about everything.
Love those around you genuinely and invest in those relationships. My small sister sent me such a deep message and as I read it I realized that she was affirming me in all the relationships I have – as a daughter, as a sister, as an aunt, a friend, and as a wife. I value relationships and so many times I would go out of my way to make sure that the people around me are happy. So many times God uses those around you to bless you! And so I realized that will continue loving those around me genuinely!
God cares. I always say this, and this time on my birthday I didn’t just say it – I felt it! God cares about every detail of our life, and He does things for and to us that prove this reality. Every message, every gift was a reminder that God cares – some of the gifts I received were stuff that I was actually planning to get myself (and the people who gifted me had no idea), the cake my family got me was something I told my small sister about last year and she made sure that happened!
I had one of the best birthdays that I have ever had, and I love how God showed off through people! I felt loved, I felt appreciated and I enjoyed being celebrated!
I am ready for this New Year and for God to keep being God!
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