Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Greater is the LORD! He is most feared above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:24, 25.
27th May is my birthday.HOORAY! It falls on Sunday; wow! first day of the week, and the Lord’s day. I love this day because it always comes with many blessings. Allow me to share with you some few things I do on this day. I will pray for you on my birthday this year.
- 1. The Mirror
It is the first day of the year on my calendar. So what I normally do is I thank God for the past year and I think about things I did in that year. I think about the places I had been, check my requests list to see whether God granted everything I asked for in the past year. I ask myself some questions and try as much as possible to get answer to them. I stand behind the mirror and ask; what would you, or would you not, do if this year were your last year on earth?
- 2. Thanksgiving
I give thanks on my birthday. I thank God for His strength and power upon my life. I thank Him for His provisions throughout the year. I thank Him for His protection and guidance. I thank Him for the Holy Ghost, and Calvary. I thank Him for the forgiveness of sin, and I thank Him for my family and friends. I thank Him for the past year, and thank Him for yet another year.
- 3. Blessings from parents
I call my parents for their blessings. I would never end the day without calling them for their prayers, and their encouraging words. Mum would always tell me about what happen the night before the early hours of 27th May. She would laugh about what the nurse told her when I came out of the womb.
- 4. Fasting
Well, I don’t remember the last time I had birthday party. 27th May is a Fasting day. I give everything to the Lord. I fast and pray. Although I fast on every Wednesday throughout the year, I see 27th May as a special day in my life and God deserves special things from me. I give it all to Him on this day. I pray for strength, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, power, growth, etc. For most people, birthday is a FEASTING DAY; they eat, and drink. That is good but I believe there is a more excellent way to everything. Some will fast, some will feast. Whichever way, God deserves the Glory.
- 5. The way forward
As it is the first day on my calendar, I plan for the year and leave the rest to God. I believe all things are possible with God so I dream big. I live beyond boundaries. Am not limited by circumstances, neither am I tossed by storms of life. I know God has better plans for my future. I don’t worry about tomorrow because the future I seek is God’s past. He knows what to do, and how to get me to the destination He wants me to be. I don’t compare my pace with other people because all of us have got different visions and purposes in life. My strength may be your weakness, and your strength may be my weakness. We are different but one in Christ.
God’s purpose for my life is different from that of my friend, even my best friend or brother. I run the race of life at my own pace with the support of the Holy Ghost. Most people are worried because when they look at their friends, brothers, sisters, etc., they feel they are behind. NO! NO!! NO!!! King Ahab took the lead but when Elijah started running, with the Spirit of the Most High, he outran King Ahab on his chariot. God’s ways are above our ways, and His thoughts above ours. God knows best.
I believe this 27th May would be a wonderful day. As a result, I want to do something special for my friends. This is what I want you to do; send me your prayer requests. I would pray for you on my birthday, and throughout the year. Our Father is the God of all flesh and there is nothing He can’t do. We can pray together. Send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
I pray you have a wonderful day on your birthday.