Monday, February 22, 2010

A Birthday Blessing


Today, February 22, 2010, I celebrate my 43rd birthday! I am so grateful to the Lord for so many things in my life and trying to list them all would take up too much space. Instead, I will share with you my favorite Psalm to celebrate God's goodness. I am especially thankful to God for calling me His child.

Psalm 139:1-18 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

"O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.

You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with you."

10 comments:

Kelly Combs said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Sonya! Happy Birthday to you.

Have a GREAT DAY!

Bonita said...

Happy Birthday!

Nel said...

Happy Birthday... mmmm to be 43 again...lolol. Hope you have a wonderful day!

until next time... nel

Nancy M. said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you're having a great one!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Beautiful post. Happy Birthday Sonya!

Heart2Heart said...

Sonya,

Praying that many, many birthday blessings are headed your way! Happy 43rd birthday!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Happy Birthday,Sonya.

It is my grandson Bryton's 3rd birthday today as well.

Have a fabulous day!

Gina Stinson said...

Happy Birthday...hope it is very special!

B His Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Lord I ask you to mark this year for Sonya with special blessings from you she never would have dreamed possible. Thank you Jesus. your girl,b

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Hope you had a most blessed Birthday!