Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday- Life




This coming Friday, November 20, will be my birthday. I will be 46 years old, praise God. I know so many people that do not want others to know how old they are, especially women. But, I am happy to share my age. I am happy for everyday that God blesses me with. You see, I was an attempted abortion that did not work. My parents thought I was gone, until one night, several months after they thought I had died, my momma felt me kicking inside of her. Talk about being totally surprised. My momma had taken an entire bottle of pills that were given to her by a doctor, they were suppose to cause her to lose me. She started bleeding very heavily, and she truly thought she had succeeded at getting rid of me. But, my God had other plans. (Jeremiah 29:11) Has my life been burden free? No, I was born with several birth defects, and they affected my life greatly. I have had to deal with several emotional, as well as physical problems, and continue to. But, that is quite alright with me, we all have our burdens to bear. I praise God for the life, and the love He has blessed me with. I will never be able to repay Him for the kindnesses He has shown to me, but I will tell everyone I can of the day back in November 1963, when He saved my life. Because He lives, I live. Thank You Lord, for all the birthdays You have gifted me with. I am forever grateful.


36 comments:

Apron Senorita said...

Denise,

Happy Birthday and I praise God for your life. I am moved by your story and sincerely appreicate your honesty. I know that God has a lot of wonderful blessings coming to you.

Yoli

Barbara said...

I hope your birthday is blessed...you are such a blessing to so many people. Not only this story but your encouraging words...you have a purpose in this life and God knew what you would mean to others as you grew in Him. I am thankful for your 46 years and wish you many many more. I only wish I were 46 again!!haha

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Advance happy birthday, dear Denise.
I believe that the angels in heaven were rejoicing on the day that you were born, because they knew that you are a great asset in the Kingdom of God. :)

Eevee said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!


What an inspiring & miraculous story that your birth day will forever hold.

Blessings,
Eevee

Lynn said...

Hi Denise,

Girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Oh Denise I am undone hearing this story of your birth. How much God loves you. He knew you would have a big impact on our world.... He was protecting you all along and He continues to protect you today. I love you my friend. So very much. Have a wonderful day Friday. hugs.

RCUBEs said...

Happy Birthday to you sister! I'm 14 days older than you :)...
There is a reason in everything and God put you where you need to be...one reason I know is that you are a great encourager to all of us...God bless you richly sister. Love to you.

Denise said...

Happy birthday Denise... The Father God knew your name even when the evil of the world was trying to erase it...........

Hugs

Donetta said...

as am I!
Your life is a gift to so many.
I am so very happy you were born.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Happy birthday, Denise. I am so glad that you were born.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, Denise! I am so thankful that God made sure you were born into this world... you are such a blessing!

Rita T. said...

You're such a great witness to others. Have a great birthday!

Karen said...

I pray your birthday is as wonderful for you, as your inspiration and encouragement is for others. Amen, for God having other plans.....

His Unfailing Love said...

Wow, another year to celebrate and thank God for the blessings.
Happy Birthday Denise. More blessings to come from the Lord.
Thanks for the visit.

My Memories and Crystals said...

I'm glad to hear that you are blessed by God for another year. You encouraged us through your story.
Blessings!

My Family Daily Adventure said...

Wow you're so honest. God loves you indeed. Happy birthday Denise. More blessings coming your way. Amen!

Pia said...

denise! happy birthday!!! 46 and fabulous! =D

your life is a living testimony of what God has said in His Word --- many are the plans in a man's heart but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails. proverbs 19:21

you know what? we quoted the same verse today--- jeremiah 29:11. how wonderful! God is up to something.

Lea said...

The Lord has definitely had a purpose for your life dear friend!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

LivingforGod said...

What an awesome testimony of God's love, protection, mercy, and sovereignty!!! Happy 46th Birthday, Denise! May the Lord bless you abundantly and continue to heal you physically and emotionally! You're such a beautiful blessing to the world.

Bogie said...

Oh, you're born in November. Me too! My birthday is on November 25...

May God grant us a blessed birthday!

Bless your heart!

LisaShaw said...

Precious Sister,

I may not be online tomorrow so I wanted to say Happy Birthday!!! I pray the blessings of the LORD upon your birthday and your LIFE.

Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

I love you.

Jaime Kubik said...

Denise, thank you for sharing your amazing story! He who began a good work in you is being faithful to complete it, huh?! I can't imagine how many lives you must be able to touch with such a powerful story of God's work in your life. You are an encouragement and so are your many blogs! I'm so glad I have found them! Happy Birthday!

Loren said...

Happy Early Birthday my friend....what an amazing testimony you have! The Lord definatley had/has plans for you and I am sooooo thankful to be a part of your sweet world! You bless me every single day! I am sooo glad that the plans we demolished and Victory was won by the LORD that day in 1963 :)

Bless you my friend

Saleslady371 said...

Happy birthday, my dear friend. I am so grateful your life was saved and I am blessed by your friendship. Thanking Him with you!

Charmaine said...

You are a true testimony that we have a Sovereign God who is in control even when we can't see it. I wish you many blessings forward as you are a true encourager. God bless and have a Happy Birthday.

Marsha said...

I'm so thankful for YOU my sweet friend and all the ways you have blessed my life. God has equipped you in ways that make you uniquely you. Your gifts to the body are important, just like your friendship is important to me.

I love you!

JesuLalaine said...

Happy Birthday Denise!! God truly has a great purpose for your life and I'm so glad to have met you. Your posts, your comments ,,, you are such an encouragement to me and to many people.

God bless!

Rebecca said...

Praising God for your story and thanking Him for your life. Have a blessed birthday. (I'm not embarrassed to tell my age, either.)

becky aka theRAV said...

Happy Birthday, Denise! Many blessings on your special day and always....

Caroline said...

Denise, wishing you the most precious, joy-filled, fun and blessed Birthday. You have been a blessing to so many people. I thank God for you.

Tammy said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday. What a testimony! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.
God bless

bp said...

When I saw today's theme I thought you'd share your story. Praising God for YOU and your life!

Bernadine said...

Praise God that the enemy was not able to stop the plans that God had for your life.
Happy Birthday in advance.
God bless

Allison said...

Happy birthday in advance my sweet friend! I love you dearly and thank God for the gift to the world that you are!

Wendy said...

Dear Denise,
Happy, happy Birthday!! I was deeply touched by your words and thank the Lord that He spared your life and has given you grace to be able to feel as you do. May He continue to powerfully use you and bear fruit through your life, as you abide in Him and His words abide in you, (putting down roots, bursting through the soil and growing up into a glorious abundantly fruit-growing tree). Joseph said, "You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good." Have a wonderful day, Denise!
Wendy
P.S. I'm 53:) (and very grateful for every day of life!)

milette said...

happy birthday. thanks for visiting my TT!

More Than Conquerors said...

Happy Birthday, Denise! Thank God for preserving you and making you such a great blessing to me and many others. We love you. May God continue to shower His love and blessings on you, and make you a blessing to everyone that come into contact with you.

Love,
Nancie