Wednesday, October 31, 2018

😎🐫🎀 This past week as I celebrated my 51st birthday, I experienced a few firsts in my life which opened my eyes to a greater understanding of God’s love. On Thursday my daughter Crystal and her family call from North Carolina and for the first time I her one of my grandchildren say “Happy Birthday”.  Caylex’s words sent a feeling of deep love and excitement through my body while at the same time I hear God say, “That’s how I feel when you call My name.”  WOW!

The following day after dinner I got to hear one of my other grandchildren, Cece sing happy birthday to me. Another first. 

Then I received the best birthday gift I ever remember receiving. It was actually a group gift that my daughter, Diana organized and an incredible gift of agape. Β She contacted family and friends with a unique request for my birthday. Would they be willing to offer up spiritual gifts in my honor? Β I was overwhelmed and humbled as I read through all the cards attached to a spiritual bouquets: Praying the rosary, attending Mass/church, visit the Blessed Sacrament, attend additional church services, pray a novena, a day of fasting, random acts of kindness, having family prayer time, bedtime prayers, cleaning up toys, and praying for me. All in my honor. It was and still is a surreal feeling. I can’t help but smile as these gifts bring tears to my eyes, even now. Β 

The gift of God’s love is incredible. Just when I think I really understand it, He introduces me to an even deeper level of understanding, through those He’s blessed me to walk this journey with.  And the thing is…I know He still has so much more love to offer me, if I’m willing to accept His gift. I’m absolutely in awe.  Lord, to know You is to want to know You more. Bless others and be blessed. 

#CastingCrowns – To Know You

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