"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." ~ G.K. Chesterton
In just a few days, Sunday 19th January to be exact, I will be celebrating another milestone in my life. It is one of those occasions that I never take for granted. Matter of fact, we should never take anything in life for granted. Everything has significance to it and while it may not always be explicit, some things are implied and it behooves us to dig deeper into the meaning of it so that the appropriate response is taken.
My birthday is that special occasion! Yippy! Yeah!! Okay, let me calm myself down. lol! Well, aside from the special gift that I plan on giving myself, I would like to use this opportunity today, being the day of the week that I have set aside on the blog to express gratitude, to give thanks for my life over the years.
I refuse to complain about the past, and all of the things that did not go the way that I thought they should have gone. It is God who orders the steps of each one of us and if He God so allowed my steps to be directed in the way that it went, it was for His purpose and divine plan that He allowed it.
That I will not take for granted, so I say thank you God for all that you have done in the past, thank you for what you are doing right now and more so, I thank you for what is to come!
I am indeed in high spirit today, more than all of the days that have passed this week. I arrived to work ninety minutes ahead of my schedule this morning and such a great spirit of expectation and wonderful thoughts of my life ahead embraced me and caused me to break out in a high note of praise.
"Never take anything for granted in life, everything has a purpose and a deeper meaning that we need to explore."
There was such a peace that surpassed all my understanding. The energy flow felt different. My soul and spirit began to soar. My heart was full of joy and peace as His presence give me a warm, sweet embrace. Truly, this is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Here is the word that resonated with me:
"O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth forever. To him alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth forever." ~ Psalm 136:1-4
How about you? Have you ever been at that place where you felt so different and new that you just could not accurately put into words the way that you felt?
photo source: Pedro Ribeiro Simoes
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