Sounds like you had a great day with your family and with HIM. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfill. Change ), "Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God." Birthdays are special but so is everyday. For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat." I celebrated a "decade" birthday recently. Her mom, a busy woman working overtime, driving enormous buses through the crowded streets of New York City, would set aside this time as special. Peter preached the gospel, emphasized the resurrection, and called them to turn to Christ. We set up the card table or two tray tables in my bedroom and have lunch alone together. Debbie January 13, 2009 at 06:05. I often forget I need to serve each day and find the specialness in the day to day. Prayer Thank you, God, for my birth, for my opportunities to rest, for the love, for celebration. I will do my best to post tomorrow. And, just as my grandson repeated “it’s my birthday”, GOD tells us, “it is My death”, “it is My resurrection” and gives us peace in the chaos. ( Log Out /  Describe the characteristics of the early church included in the closing verses of this chapter, verses 42–47. Yesterday was my birthday, fast Sunday, and the Christmas Devotional! Making a living just added to her commitments. He has given each one of you gifts and talents that are yours alone. Sure, her daughter has to buy the cupcake and candle and leave it somewhere her mom can reach it. God also used the special day to teach me an object lesson as well. It was from a person I did not recognize, but it was a nice card—most likely an honest mistake. I commend you all into the ever caring hand of God. Not only did it make Brian feel special (he has said “thank you” several times! God gives us these gifts so that we can serve others. We were able to be recorded this week Teaching the Restoration for a training video for the mission and then we were able to go live on Facebook to teach the Restoration to the world! Today is my birthday. Jeremiah 17:8, “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. Please visit me at my personal blog, THIRSTY FOR HIM. You can change your cookie settings through your browser. Somehow my girl thinks an annual encounter with a birthday candle should provide immediate change, as if it’s a fairy dust *poof* over her head. Throughout, my grandson kept reminding us it was his birthday and he was 3 years old now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY  ISRAEL. Topics: Daily Scripture Devotional, Devotion For today, - Lectionary Based Prayers For Sundays & Special Days, - Free Background Scripture Preparation For Preachers. I vehemently declare I shall not die but live to preach the gospel to all nations, and teach the edifying values of the Kingdom in all lands. As I reflected I was led to the talk “Help Them Aim High” by President Henry B. Eyring. My grandpa lived long. Today is my birthday and it is a beautiful day. When I was a boy, I would eagerly count off the days until my birthday. Glory to God. He has commanded us to diligently seek out and develop our spiritual gifts. It all depends on how you use it. Although he was talking about his sons, I came to realize just how important it is to identify my own spiritual gifts. HEARTY CHEERS. Maybe today is really your birthday. John is a contributing editor and columnist for Today in the Word. People witnessed the descent of the Spirit upon the assembled church through audible and visible signs. Lots of people called and emailed to talk to me. Dear Lord, please protect and guide him as he continues along the path you’ve chosen for him. what a great reminder to us today that each day is a special day wih our loved ones. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. A month could barely contain the excitement and love she wanted to demonstrate.And on the actual day? Jesus promised that the coming of the Spirit would empower the disciples to tell others about Him (Acts 1:8). He has given them to you with the responsibility to develop and use them. “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins” (v. 38). Abraham, Isaac and Jacob realized all their spans. I am so glad I read this. I have been inconsistent but we are getting back on schedule today. Spiritual gifts are blessings or abilities that are given by the power of the Holy Ghost. It started like any other day. ( Log Out /  What a great day it was, full of answers to prayers, miracles, and a beautiful night to reflect on the Savior! John and his wife Jane enjoy living in a lakeside town in Michigan. “Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain…”—I Chronicles 4:10 (NIV) This year, my birthday fell on a regular workday, so I took the day off, just as I’ve done for the last several years. So, I am not going to wait for a birthday to celebrate! I'm so happy you were born." I don’t need to wait for a BIRTHDAY to serve my loved ones LOVINGLY! It was a birthday card, but today is not my birthday! I as well bless Jesus who died in my place. Heavenly Father, on my birthday, I thank You for all of the talents and years You have granted me and now ask that You act as my supporter to help me share them with the world. Today I am 41. When I got up, my first thoughts went to Brian and how I could make his day wonderful. Lord, may we obey your Spirit and live according to Your Word. Read Your Birthday: The Most and Least Important Day of Your Life - Crosswalk the Devotional - July 12 from today's daily devotional. Friends met me for coffee. Nothing would change this exciting news and the reason why we all came to celebrate. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I was nervous to use Facebook on the mission, but I have seen so many wonderful things come from it and I have only been on for one week! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. With the girls it is more likely to be only board games and with the boys it is usually a combination of both. Hurray!!! My prayer is that you, too, take this advice and make TODAY a “birthday!”. Today is my birthday. Hmmm… It’s not as exciting as last year when I turned 4o. My prayer is that I continue to lovingly serve my husband and children DAILY. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. See our Privacy Policy for more information. 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