This time of year usually causes me to look backwards. I specifically recall a trip I took when my son was around 5 years old. My niece had just been born and I postponed my trip by a few days so that I could meet her. Happy birthday Stephanie! So, every year around this time I recall my birthday as well.
During an incredible trip to Florida, I had an encounter with the Lord. My life was changed and reflections of that time continue to shape me into who I am today.
A young mother, perfectly traveling through life, I was intercepted by the Spirit of the Lord. Well, some of you already know my testimony, to God be the Glory!
Earlier this week the two Scripture verses I shared were, from Psalm 20 & Psalm 27.
I remember sitting in my cousins living room as she read those verses to me. They were forever edged in my heart.
Salvation comes and changes lives! We are born a new! Yes, Happy Birthday to me!
As life throws dissolution and difficult situations arise, I go back to the Word of God. "Lord answer me when I am in distress. Send help" (Liz translation)
When fear and every fallen entity tries to dictate what my joy should be I look to the Word of God. "The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?"
This journey has taught me and continues to remind me that I get my help, wisdom, direction, and understanding comes from the Lord. He is the One I entrusted myself too and he shapes, guides, forgives and reinstates me quickly to himself. To God be the Glory! It's a glorious ride!
Happy birthday to me!