Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Melissa & God's grace

Happy 23rd birthday, Melissa! You will never know just how much I love you and what a great blessing you are to me. I am so very thankful that God chose me to be your mother. From a sweet little baby with lots of colic, to a beautiful young woman seeking after God's heart. I pray you continue to find favor in the Lord. And that as you seek Him, you will find Him and as you find Him, you will love Him more. I love you - Mama


As I read these words in my devotion today, it really caused me to stop and ponder these words and think about it.

Sin entered our world through one wrong choice to follow man's path instead of God's path. Sin entered and has had a death grip on us ever since.

Without God's intervention we would be without Hope. We would be bound for an eternity in hell. Lost and never found.

But through the cross, Jesus overpowered and conquered sin and thus conquered death through His resurrection. Because of Jesus we have hope and we have life. Our sins have been covered by the precious blood of our Lord and Savior.

"Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more." Romans 5:20

Lord, help me to live in more appreciation and thankfulness for what you did on the cross of Calvary for us all. As I seek you more, help me to follow your path and not my own. Help me to flee from the temptation of sin and focus on the restoring power of God's grace.



Yolanda said...


Blessings as you celebrate Melissa's birthday today and reflect upon that as well as what Christ did for you and I.

I love ya,

petrii said...

I hope you had a beautiful Easter!!!

Happy Birthday Melissa!!

Have a Blessed Monday,

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Melissa. Great post.

Misty said...

Happy birthday to Melissa - and for you, too, Beth! What a great day to celebrate - the day that we get to remember and ponder back on the birth of one of our children. Thank you for the wonderful post - and for your sweet comment on my blog the other day. What a blessing that our paths have crossed...have a wonderful week!

angelonwheels said...


What a blessing your posts are! Happy Birthday to Melissa! Thanks for posting!

Sharon said...

AMENNNNNNNN! Great Post!! Love talking about Grace! :)

Happy Birthdayyyy to Melissaaaaa
& Mannnny Moreeeeee


Happy Birthday, Melissa - you've got a great godly Mama!!! Treasure her - as she treasures you.

Birthday Blessings,

Lisa said...

I just read a few minutes ago as I finished up my study of David - the one thing that no one could take away from him was his hope.

David said, "But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more"

May we learn from his life and his legacy how to worship and love with our whole hearts.

Blessings - Lisa

Every Day Blessings said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, I would love to stay in contact, we do need to stick together. I believe that I could benefit from your wisdom in raising 3 daughters as PK's and surviving!:)
I would like to put you on my blog list if that is ok?

HIS Daughter said...

Your girls are beautiful and a treasure! I hope you had a beautiful Easter as well as birthday for Melissa.

Love in HIM

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm so thankful for God's grace to me everyday! Happy Belated Birthday Melissa!