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“Another Year!”

happy birthday

         Some celebrate BIG, some celebrate small and believe it or not, some don’t celebrate their birthday at all.  One of the things that we each have in common is a birthday.  Our birthday comes around yearly and each time that we live to see another year, it is worth celebrating.   If God be willing, I will celebrate my birthday in two days. As the day approaches, I have been thinking about  the blessings of a birthday.  Maybe you have already had a birthday for the year or your birthday is on the way, I want to encourage you to think of the C’s of a birthday.

     A birthday is a time to celebrate and commemorate what God has done and going to do in your life. Think about all that God has provided, how He has protected you throughout the year and regardless of what has happened, you are still here. A birthday is a time to remember that God has a purpose and a plan for your life. He is not finished with you therefore, He has given you another year.  Use your time wisely and try to accomplish as much as you can during the year.

     A birthday is a time to check your self and see what you have accomplished and what you would like to get done.  Last year on my birthday, I made a commitment to read through the Bible in a year. I am ashamed to say that I have started many different Bible reading plans but never fully completed them.  However, this time I got some accountability, and I am so excited that in a few days, I would have accomplished this goal.   Think about something that you would like to accomplish and give yourself until your next birthday to get it done.

    Lastly, a birthday is a time to connect.  Connect with God, yourself and if possible the ones you love.  God loves when we make Him our number one priority. (Matthew 6:33) Take time to pray, read God’s Word and draw closer to God on your birthday.   When you connect with yourself, take time to evaluate how you are doing as a person.  Do you need to slow down, get some rest, pamper yourself, have some fun or just take a break. If possible, connect with friends, family and/or the one you love.  Remember that tomorrow is not promised so, we must make the best out of each birthday that we get to see!

Until next week  . . .

Carolyn

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