I believe that God's ways for all of us are so much greater and higher and deeper than we are willing to face. We go "safe" and we settle. God dares us to go and be and feel something new, something different, something bold. We hold ourselves back and talk ourselves out of so many dreams that he has for us.
Well, this is what 39 looks like. I never thought about getting this old. When I was growing up, 39 was ancient.....now....its reality. I've been dreading this birthday......I expected my life to be different at this age. And yet....today, as I reflect, I am thankful. I have found myself in Christ this year. I am living in obedience. I also am able to live with great family members, who believe in me and God's plan for my life. It seems a peace has settled here. So even when I have walked through dark times, the peace is still ever present.
Today, I am appreciating the day....all the bad food I've eaten, and all the friends who have wished me well.
Tomorrow, its back on the treadmill.....back to the grind.....and back to the business. Today, I celebrate.