Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Spiritual - Birthday

What the Bible says about Birthday's
It's my Birthday...

James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. (NIV)

1 Corinthians 11:12
For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. (NIV)

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)


Psalm 71:6
From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you. (NIV)
Psalm 139:13
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. (NIV)
Psalm 148:5
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created ... (NIV)
   
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I had this email saved for a long time and thought today would be a 
good day to share it.
I added scriptures because it is ALL in the Bible

Those of us entering our Winter know this is very true. We need our young ones to read and understand this so they experience all they can RIGHT NOW !!!   NO REGRETS !!! 

You know. . . Time has a way of moving quickly
And catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young,
Just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago,
And I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams...
But, here it is... The winter of my life and it catches me by surprise.
..
 

How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well...
Seeing older people through the years and thinking that those
Older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off
That I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...


But, here it is...
My friends are retired and getting grey...
They move slower and I see an older person now.
Some are in better and some worse shape than me...
But, I see the great change...

Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...
But, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those
Older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. 
Isaiah 46:4
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (NIV)


Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! 
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! 
'Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared
For all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability
To go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come,
And I'm not sure how long it will last..
.

 


Yes, I have regrets.
There are things I wish I hadn't done...
Things I should have done, but indeed,
There are many things I'm happy to have done. 
It's all in a lifetime...

So, if you're not in your winter yet...
Let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
Whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! 
Don't put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly.  So, do what you can today,
As you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!
You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...

So, live for today and say all the things you want your loved ones to remember...
And hope they appreciate and love you for all the things
You have done for them in all the years past!!

Life is a gift to you.

 


 The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one!

Ecclesiastes 11:8
However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. (NIV)


Proverbs 4:10
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. (NIV)

Proverbs 9:11
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. (NIV)

4 comments:

sandy's cape cod originals said...

Happy Birthday my special friend! Love ya!

watercolors said...

Happpppy Birthday
♫♫ Happy Birthday ♫♫

Pray that you have a blessed birthday.

Thanks for sharing.

Dianes Dangles said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope you had a wonderful and fun day.

Sewing Mom said...

I pray that your birthday was blessed - shared with the ones you love. I pray that the Lord richly blesses you in the next year of your life.

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