Sunday, September 27, 2009


Today is the day that God decided to grace this world with my presence. ;)

I have had a love/hate relationship with this day.

Not because I am getting older.....but because of the expectations that often

accompany this day.

This year I was just thinking it would be nice to forget all about it....until Maria sent this email to me. After reading it I began to realize how really special a birthday is.

It was the day that God chose for me to enter this world.

This is the day that He chose to grace the world with a new piece of His creativity. Now......should that not be celebrated?

Thank you God for creating me!

Here is the devotional I recieved from Maria......please take the time to read it....I think you will find the information kind of thrilling.

A New Thing Ministries
He Knew You...before

I don't usually give a lot of thought to birthdays except for my family's birthdays - I don't generally think about my own. This year, for some reason has been different, my birthday has had more meaning. I was pondering it yesterday and it suddenly dawned on me that today was the day that God decided before the foundations of the earth it was time for me to arrive on this earth. It was my day to begin my journey to fulfill my purpose - He chose my day. I began to think how each of us have a destiny that God set in place before the foundation of the world, that thought alone is amazing to me, isn't it to you? After I had been thinking along these lines, my friend, Deborah, sent me some information she found about Jewish customs for birthdays. It was very interesting and I wondered if it had anything to do with why I was feeling that birthdays were, indeed significant. It says that your birthday has significance; according to Jewish beliefs your mazal is dominant on your birthday. Your mazal is the spiritual pathway which brings the divine plan down from heaven to be realized on this earth. The day of your birth is the day your spiritual pathway is dominant. It is literally like having an open heaven each year as you celebrate your birthday. They also believe that this is the day when you were given the mandate to change the world. The day when God entrusted you with a mission to make your mark on this world. In accomplishing this goal, you were given the ability to achieve incredible spiritual heights - heights unimaginable to the soul.

When you were born, God invested within you talents and qualities that are yours alone. You have the ability within you to accomplish all God has purposed for you to accomplish and walk fully in your destiny - it was settled before you were born. Because He knew you...even before you were born. You have been given a mandate to change the world. You have been entrusted with the mission to challenge a world that is hostile to spirituality and establish His Kingdom on this earth. Never let another birthday go by without remembering this truth - celebrate! You were born for and to purpose...walk in it...and walk in it fully.

Is that cool or what?


luvmy4sons said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday sweet sister! Happy Birthday to you! Hugs and many blessings!

Shirley said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, God bless you, happy birthday to you. Wishing you a blessed day!

Thanks for sharing that very interesting information.

Thanks for your comment...thanks for your prayers...praise God for friends like you. God is good!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday precious one, love you.

Denise said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Sharon....... happy birthday to you...

Nise' said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Have a wonderful day.

Thanks for the B-day wishes yesterday.

TammieFay said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! I pray God astounds you with His presence and grace on this very special day!

SunnySusan said...

Happy Birthday to you my friend...

Pastor Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Sharon and what a beautiful message on birthdays. Loved it...

A Captured Reflection said...

Happy birthday to a special lady. New things, new things for this coming year and resurrection life with which to fulfill them.

Winging It said...

Ack! I was late! Happy birthday to you my friend! We have had CRAZY PC issues for about 3 wks now! Very sporadic - but I ALMOST have the issue resolved.

Praying this year is just outstanding and glorious for you this year! May Jesus in and through you bring tremendous increase to the Kingdom of God!

God bless! He is GOOD and His Mercy endures forever!

P.S. I lost that email devotion and I really wanted to read it again...THANK YOU!

Sharon said...

Happpppppy Birthdayyyyyy to youuuu
Happy birthdayyyy to youuuuuu
Happy birthdayyyy happy birthdayyyyyyyyy happpppppy birthday to you!
Awesome friend you are, hope you are having fun in all you do. :)

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