Ha. Another born day just passed by. And I am officially called myself a TWENTY.SEVEN years old teenager. Yeahhh, just because I kinda feel like a teenager trapped in a lady shaped body. *I wish though* 😉
I am grateful to be able to get through life this far. And what else I could say other than, I AM INDEED ONE BLESSED WOMAN; loving husband, adorable son, wholesome family, beautiful and supportive parents, cozy house, growing ministry, positive circle of friends, been able to travel the world, and the lists go on…I have the privileged to experience life for 27 years, is something really fancy to me. And I wouldn’t take it for granted. Cause simply I know how precious the life and”moments” are. Up to the year 2014, I normally join my birthday celebration together with my dear cousin, because our birthday is just one day apart. 19th and 20th September. But, this tradition had tragically ended 2 years ago, because he died at the age of 24. He’s known as a happy & optimistic guy, he rarely complaints, he live life to the fullest and make the most of it. Never I see him shed a tear. But, who knows?! that life could ended pretty instant. He’s still single and his career was peaking at that time, but our God had another plan for him. Today, I celebrated another life and death. I had a mixed feelings. Not sure whether I should jump in joy or be silent in grieve. Neither of them matter though.
One thing I learned from this event; that life is full of moments, and DO NOT MISS A THING.
If you have a chance to breath a new air this morning, count in your day, make the best out of it. You’ll never know where it will lead you to. God has been speaking to me few days leading to my born day, about other being outside ME. I suddenly cried and had such an unusual passion for OTHERS than myself. Started with J, who’s acting very NOT behave at normal spring days, a friend of friend who just happened to share her struggles to me, then my husband who was down with gastroenteritis exactly on my birthDay (*woot woot* best day ever!! such a timing aye.) All of those things started to stealing my joy to celebrate my day. I used to be a lil girl who’s uber excited welcoming my birthday. I highly expected to GET SOME SURPRISES, WISHES, AND PRESENTS. But this year, I simply didn’t expect anything. I simply can’t looking at the situations and my surroundings. THAT’S IT!! That is my present from God.
To not expect new things OR anything from the world, but to catch His new expectation of me for the world. What I can do for this hopeless world.
Lil that I know, God is teaching me and highly expect me to ENLARGE MY HEART FOR OTHERS. I got it NOW, yeah now, just now as I’m writing this blog (*no joking, I didn’t plan to write all about this, God led me) Let me share His words for me on my 27th (emphasized: TWENTY SEVENTH)
PROVERBS 27: 23-27 (MSG)
Know your sheep by name;
carefully attend to your flocks;
(Don’t take them for granted;
possessions don’t last forever, you know.)
And then, when the crops are in
and the harvest is stored in the barns,
You can knit sweaters from lambs’ wool,
and sell your goats for a profit;
There will be plenty of milk and meat
to last your family through the winter.
He gave me this profound word on Proverbs 27:27 – “There will be plenty of milk and meat
to last your family through the winter.” Hey, we all know that God is in a business of blessing people and lives. But, blessing you with a plenty. PLUS. overflowing left over. IN WINTER / DRY SEASON. FOR ME AND FAMILY. That is something NEW to me. Normally in a dry season, we have a tendency to see no crops or harvests. Survival mode on. The more preparation you did on the previous season, will get you longer to stay during the hunger season. But His promises to me this year: is to provide me and my family with plenty through the winter season. Never will we lack of anything we need at any appointed season of our life. IF ONLY. we did what He instructed 3 verse before: (on vs.23) to know your sheep by name and carefully attend your flocks. Let me tell you, that I am typing fiery right now as He’s speaking to me. I will dedicate my 27th year to celebrate others more than before. to get to know more names of others. to spend more times with others. to dig more stories and testimonies of others. to share my possessions more with others. to extend more unconditional love towards others. As God has loved me. Happy 27th Birthday once again to me.
Kenny: sling bag-ON SALE NOW (Furla), shirt (instagram:@edeninternational), denim (Zara or similar shop link Target), Wedges (Sportsgirl or similar shop link Style Tread) // Jared: shirt (Armani Jeans Kids), shorts (H&M), Kicks (Platypus)