Saturday, June 13, 2009

God Authored My Life

I had a wonderful birthday celebration yesterday. It was a very nice celebration which causes me to stress out thinking how I can write a post about it that would really show what a great day it was, how blessed I am, how I appreciate all my family and friends who remembered my birthday, how I love my life, how I am thankful to God. I do not want to miss any detail.

There are so much to post, so many photos to upload, many people to thank. And this is one of those times when I get overwhelmed and just don't do anything at all. But I really don't want another day to pass without doing a birthday post.

I turned to the devotional book my friend Cassie K gave me last Christmas. It's one of the best devotional book ever put together. It's by Max Lucado titled "Grace For The Moment". Oh, every page pours out grace indeed!

I read the June 12 devotion - it's perfect for my birthday! I decided that instead of stressing out trying to come up with a perfect post about my birthday celebration yesterday, I will just share this wonderful devotion with you. Here goes:

GOD AUTHORED YOUR LIFE

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depth of the earth.
Psalm 139:15 NIV

David emphasizes the pronoun "you" as if to say "you, God, and you alone". The "secret place" suggests a hidden and safe place, concealed from intruders and evil. Just as an artist takes a canvas into a locked studio, so God took you into his hidden chamber where you were "woven together". Moses used the same work to describe the needlework of the temple's inner curtains - stitched together by skillful hands for the highest purpose (see Exod. 26:1, 36:8; 38:9). The Master Weaver selected your temperament threads, your character nature, the yarn of your personality - all before you were born. God did not drop you into the world utterly defenseless and empty-handed. You arrived fully equipped ...

What motivated you, what exhausts you ... God authored - and authors - it all.



7 comments:

Melissa said...

So true. Belated happy birthday!

The Williams said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Liza!!!

One Woman's Journey said...

Happy Birthday - Dear Girl.

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

Belated happy happy birthday, Lizaaaa!!!! :)) Pretty daughter you got there! :)

Glenn said...

Great post, and Happy Birthday :)
I found your blog searching for Trisomy 18 blogs.
After losing a daughter 3 years ago, God had blessed us with twin boys!
Isn't a good thing God is the author of our lives!

David said...

I need to remember to come around here more often. I have you listed in the blogs I follow and will keep a better eye on yours. Love the picture of you and the kids. Love Max Lucado. Happy Birthday!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Happy belated birthday Liza! Hope your birthday week has been extra special. :)