Daily Devotional – 5/2/14 “Another year, another blessing!”

I didn’t sleep well again last night and I just don’t know what it is. Maybe it was God’s way of telling me Happy Birthday or maybe it’s His way of stirring in my spirit while everything is quiet. Whatever it is, I am grateful for another year, another blessing. See, when I could have been a statistic, God made me somebody. When I could have been a casualty, God called me. When I should have been a victim, God made me valuable. When I could be sick, He sanctifies me instead. When I could have given up, He governed my gift. When I wanted to throw in the towel, He justified my testimony. When I didn’t think I was worthy, He waited on me. And when I didn’t think I was blessed, He gave me another birthday! Oh, it’s another year, another blessing! And on this day I also share it with my twin sister who could have died from the pain she suffered with for 8 months yet it’s another year, another blessing. When I could be writing RIP on her Facebook page or placing flowers on her grave, it’s another year, another blessing that I get to celebrate with her. Then I get to say Happy Anniversary to my husband who I’ve been joined with for 16 years when we could have been another divorced couple; another year, another blessing!

As I shared with my sister this morning, Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Before God formed me and my sister, He knew our destiny. Before He formed us, He already had our destiny planned. Before He formed you, He had the days AND nights of your life planned and the only reason you have yet to even begin your mountain climb is because you’re climbing the wrong mountain. Yea, you’re still walking the path man made, you’re still trying to cross a valley man created and you’re still swimming in the water your tears filled. When will you trust God to give you another year, another blessing? When will it pique your curiosity to see how God’s side looks? When will you build enough courage to step out on faith and follow God? As for me, it’s simple… I trust God and I am grateful that He chose me; a filthy rag, to use. I’m humble and blessed to have been chosen and if He allows me another year, another blessing; my words won’t change! Oh, it’s another day’s journey and ….

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