My time is today.
And, as the saying goes, if you think it's not important, just try skipping one.
It still is. As I attempt to do with this annual post, I make it a point to reflect upon the occasion. Most importantly, to give thanks to God for this first gift. Secondly, to rejoice that I still "live and move and have my being," not knowing how many more times I will be able to do this. Finally, to reflect upon both what has been bestowed and beset to me, trusting on God's providence to get me to and through whatever comes my way.
Sometimes, it's restful waters; sometimes, raging seas in a storm. The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability. This reminds me of St. Peter's response to walk to Jesus on the water. How much faith we have in Him will determine if we stride, swim, or sink. While I do believe, I really need a lot of help with my unbelief.
My birthday wish is for goodness and kindness to follow me for the next twelve months, so I may be able to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. I know there will be crosses to carry along with the grace to strengthen me in that part of the journey. All I have to do is to let go and let God.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."
May my feet be firm as I continue to walk humbly with God.
May He uphold me in this time of my journey.