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.