Last Saturday was my birthday. My husband, daughter, son-in-law, our two granddaughters and my mom had a family dinner Friday night. We also spent time together on Sunday. Our son and future daughter-in-law who live in Seattle called me and said nice things. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the day of my birth. While all of this was happening, I found myself surrounded by a quiet joy and peace. As I wondered where they were coming from I realized, they were gifts from God.
I am not one to be shy about my birthday. It is not unusual to find me walking around the house singing “Happy Birthday To Me. Happy Birthday To Me. Happy Birthday Dear Meeee. Happy Birthday To Me”, numerous times throughout the week. This is not because I think I am so great. There have been times that I haven’t even liked myself. It is because GOD thinks that I am special, and He loves me just as I am. And whether you spend your birthday with family or friends or alone with Jesus, God loves you and He thinks you are special too.
So today I want to share my birthday gifts that you might have His peace and joy as well. You will find them contained in the scriptures below. There is one for each day of the week. Let Jesus use them to share His Truth about you. They are things that He wants you to know.
You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by Me.
Hebrews 10:14 NKJV For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
*We see ourselves through the filter of our failings. Our Heavenly Father, however, sees us through the perfect sacrifice of His Son Jesus, as we learn to walk in His ways.
I Am thinking about you… all of the time!
Psalm 139:17-18 KJV 17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
*While you are sleeping. When you awaken. Jesus’ thoughts are ever upon you.
I know every detail about you, and I love you.
Mathew 10:30 KJV But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
*One hair grows in. Another falls out. Jesus keeps track of each and every one, and every aspect of your life.
You bring Me joy!
Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV
17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
*Every single day.
I long to cover you with the protection of My Love.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
*Jesus is waiting for us to run into the shelter of His wing!
I Am with you. You are not alone.
Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
*Though others may fail or forsake us, Jesus will not.
I knew what I was doing, when I purposed to make you who you are.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
*Thank You Lord for making us, just the way we are.