Today is my birthday (Yay!), and I’m spending a couple of weeks in Phoenix visiting family in February (Yay!), so I’m not posting much until I get back the end of next week.
In the meantime, I’ve been reading, “Kisses From a Good God” by Paul Manwaring where he shares his journey of faith while battling cancer. I highly recommend the book, by the way. In the book, he gives a great quote from Kris Vallotton (p.74) about identity and living the life we were meant to live in Christ:
“A powerless life is a life caused by forgetting who you are, who He is, and His plan for your life.”
God is SO good and you are SO loved!
Happy birthday, friend. As good as this past year was… even better this coming year! Fresh re-creation for your heart and contagious inspiration in your writing and speaking!
Amen. I receive that! Thanks. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Mel. May God continue to work through you; may His heart and Spirit continue to shine love and wisdom through you. You are His beloved son. ❤
Thanks Susan. Had a wonderful birthday. And amen. It’s good to be God’s favorites, isn’t it! 🙂
Happy (belated) birthday! Enjoy your time away!
Thanks Cindy. 🙂 Blessings.
Happy (late) birthday Mel! May God pour out His blessings on you this year and continue using you in mighty ways for His kingdom!
Thanks Anna. Maureen and I were able to spend time with our oldest son and his wife in Newport Beach, CA yesterday. It’s been an awesome birthday out of the cold. 🙂 Blessings to you too.
God has been reminding me this week of this very thing. “Remember who you are, you are my child. In me you have purpose. You are loved perfectly. I am already pleased with you.” Sometimes we find ourselves in places that we forget this. We look to what we do to find identity, purpose and value. It becomes an endless game of chasing nothing. Recently I found myself insecure, looking to others for love and approval. When I went back to Him, he just held me and assured me of His love. He reminded me that the only thing He wanted was His little girl, me.
What an amazing God we serve.
Amen! He is amazing. I love your insights here. The best place is in Papa’s embrace. Blessings.