Monday, April 11, 2011


Today I am 40!!! Praise the Lord! I am so grateful to Him for my life and all the blessings I have. I got a birthday card this week and it said something like, "40 is a great year for fresh starts." I was recalling it during breakfast yesterday and remembered the Israelites, they wandered around 40 years and then entered the Promised Land. I believe I am entering my Promised Land as I agree with the Lord about my life. Today during church the Lord gave me this in Exodus 14:

9But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

10And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

11And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

14The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

That is so me...whining in the wilderness and wanting to go back and serve the Egyptians (sin, behaviors, idols, places) He is delivering me from...but Moses said, "...for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever."

Click here for links to my previous posts relating to my difficulty in staying in the season the Lord has me in. This verse gave me great revelation of the problem and great hope for the solution!

The Lord has told me, repeatedly, that some of the battles I am in now are going to be finished works (more on that later), so I look forward to entering in...


Anonymous said...

Oh Happy birthday to you
Oh Happy birthday to you
May the LORD blessing he give to you
May you rise and shine with laughter, joy and peace from above today!
Out of the deep waters into the wilderness..."twice" the Children of Israel had to cross ...but each time GOD had wilderness miracles for them "planned and purposed" may you find each wilderness miracle that has been planned and purposed for you my blogging friend. Happy Birthday Hugs to you

Mari said...

Happy Birthday Mari!
This is a beautiful post. What a blessing to know that we don't have to fight for ourselves. God will fight for us. And - He will fight for the right things, in the right way and with a far better outcome than we would have!

AtlantaMama said...

great post. Love it!!


A multi-dimensional life said...

Mari, I've missed you! I loved seeing your post!
HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY FILLED BIRTHDAY TO YOU! And the year ahead will be blessed! God will lead you through it all and His promises are real! I know you know this!
Milestones are always great places for fresh starts (but in some way, each day is a milestone, huh?) xo

We obviously have the same taste in music, girlfriend...Love this song...and the lyrics....yes!!!! Love it!

"God bless you dear Mari, on the day of your birth, may sunshine and gladness be given; and may the dear savior prepare you on earth for a beautiful birthday in heaven"
(we used to say this to anyone having a birthday at our church when I was a little girl) :)

TAMI said...

Very good to hear from you on your birthday, Mari!

Missie said...

What an awesome way to look at this birthday and a new start

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