The plans He has for me


“I love seeing how your life is coming together. God has great plans for you my friend. Happiest of days to you.”

One of my friends, that I don’t see often enough wrote this on my Facebook page on the day of my birthday.  I was overly blessed on the day of my birthday but this particular message made my heart feel full.  It brought joy to me and I know every word was sincere.  She’s a dear friend and I am grateful to have her in my life.

The material gifts I received were lovely, especially the one my immediate family gave me.  It’s homemade and gives me an opportunity to feel loved on a weekly basis by them for the next year.  To be taken back to the moment when I opened the white box. each week will be awesome!

Spending my birthday giving to others was a true highlight. I am not sure I can express how very good it made me feel to donate blood.  As my friend stated in the message, I feel God does have plans for me.  When I look back on just the last 15 years of my life I can see him guiding my direction.  I know he was there prior doing just that, but I’m only reaching back 15 years today.

There were times I tried to fight His plan and times I encompassed it.  Today I am happy to say I’m in a better place and it is definitely because of God. He has wrapped me in His love, guided me through storms, rejoiced with me in celebrations, and comforted me like no other.  I know that my life has improved because I accept the gift he gave me.  The gift of eternal life.

Grace is a gift,

Julie

My Life . 2015

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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