Birthday Blessings

Psalm 16:5 Lord, you have assigned me my portion and cup; you have made my lot secure.

Today is my 40th birthday. I thought I might awake to dread, sadness or regret but like every day with Jesus I awoke with excitement. I am truly satisfied with the life God has given me but also eager to see all the adventures He will unfold in my future. As I reflected on God's goodness this morning, I realized I already have the best gift of all - contentment.

Today's reading is 1 Corinthians 7:1-19. I'm going to breeze right past the first verses that talk about Scott owning my body... (Okay, I hear you God, "absolutely" is the right answer) and listen for a sweet word from Jesus today. Verse 17 screams out to me on this special day. "Each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him."
  • This Place Is My Assignment - This home filled with love, laughter and girl drama is my assignment from the Lord. On my birthday, I want to give my family the gift of a joyful mother and an encouraging wife. Today I thank God for this special assignment.
  • This Place Is My Calling - This address will raise four women. I have no doubt that each of them has a high calling on their life. I may be raising teachers, pastor's wives, doctors or mothers. Regardless, the world will be significantly impacted by the four dear girls whom I care for each day. This is my calling. Today I thank God for calling me here.

Thank you, Jesus, for Your precious birthday gift to me. I am truly content to be here in this place. Your assignment is significant. Your calling is privileged. Thank you for giving me life - assigned, called, blessed!

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