Living a Life That Honors God
"Hello 50! It is nice to finally meet you!"
I am honored to celebrate and embrace a new year full of excitement and anticipation of God's plans for my life. Becoming 50 brings with it a stronger conviction to stay grounded in my faith and experience the promises of God to the fullest. In this volatile world, it is important that my soul is anchored in the Lord. I am much more wiser. I am also stronger, physically mentally and emotionally. Not because of my lifelong accomplishments. It is certainly not because of my personality. It is because I am God's workmanship created beforehand for a purpose (KJV, Ephesians 2:10), and I am walking in it with a humble heart. With God all things are possible (KJV, Philippians 4:13).
What makes turning 50 such a delight is that God has partnered me with a dynamic husband who loves and honors me with his whole heart and soul. There is something about a strong confident man that has your back 110%, one who fuels all of your hopes and dreams. I am looking forward to new adventures with the love of life. Growing up together is the best gift a girl could have ever asked for. Growing old together is the ultimate gift God has given to us. Q’s generosity, no nonsense personality, humor, passion, protection and wisdom have sustained and comforted me. In addition, I have the mini version, our son Q, who embodies many of the qualities of his dad. The chip off the old block. My quiet storm. He too keeps me grounded. We cannot wait to see how God shows up and shows out in his life.
I am eternally grateful for my family members. They have been my rock throughout the years and continue to be an integral part of my life. Because of their encouragement and belief in me, I was able to do hard things I never imagined myself doing growing up. Their love for me has kept me in the midst of it all. At 50, I continue lead, serve, and inspire others to reach their fullest potential, because of the principles and values instilled in me at an early age.
I am expecting God to continue to be exalted in every aspect of my life. For in Him I live and move and have my being (KJV, Acts 17:28). Without Him I am nothing. As I grow older, I realize the power of reading the word of God and declaring His promises over my life. I do not sweat the small stuff. I serve a God who is bigger than all of my adversaries. Psalms 91:1 (KJV) says, He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and fortress: My God; in Him will I trust. This year and beyond I will continue to trust God in all things. In exchange, I will experience His unspeakable joy and peace. Being in His presence is where you will find me…learning and growing spiritually.