Birthday Traditions


Today is my Birthday! Yeah! I was born on 10th March. I won’t tell you the year but feel free to guess. People acknowledge their birthdays in diverse ways. Some throw parties, others treat themselves or a treated to something nice and affordable. While others literally forget their birthday. No matter how you handle your birthday it is an important day. It marks your grand entrance into the world.

In our family, my parents made a big fuss on our birthdays until one reached ten years old. Being the second born in a family of six siblings, I got to celebrate more of their birthdays than they celebrated mine. For instance by the time I was ten years old our last born was almost three years.

Eventually, the only birthday we all celebrated was our youngest brother.

For the Last fifteen years, I have developed a personal birthday tradition which marks the entrance of a new year. I may not share the in and outs of that tradition, but just know that part of it involves praying specific prayers over my life.

Part of this specific prayer was derived from the need to be successful in fulfilling all my God given assignments.

My main purpose of sharing this with you is that you will join me in prayer. As you pray for me please remember to pray for yourself too.

In this day and age we all need wisdom.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
  For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
Proverbs 9:10‭-‬11 NIV

As I celebrate another year, I have specifically asked God to increase wisdom in me.

There is a promise of added years through wisdom.

Wisdom to deal with all areas and aspects of my life.

My family, my friends, my foes, I need wisdom.

My purposes, my plans, my pursuits, I need wisdom.

My character, my charisma, my concerns, I need wisdom.

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17 NIV

The wisdom I desire is not to show off-: how wise I am. But this one from heaven that is;





full of mercy,

good fruit,



Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Psalms 51:6 NIV

In that secret place may I tarry and abide. Yearning and longing to learn from you. In that secret place may you teach me wisdom. Amen.

Happy Birthday To me.

Published by PastorLucyPaynter

I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. Sometimes I wonder, 'if I'd become everything I wanted as a girl, Would I be better than this or caught up in a different whirl?' I close my eyes and hear the voices of those who look up to me, The hopeful eyes in their pictures.....I think I can see what they see, I want to wake up one morning and see the people I care about happy. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I pretend I'm not hurt even when I am, 'Cause when fighting ain't an option,the least we can do is keep calm. There're times when I feel terribly overwhelmed, But bless everything through which I've helmed, There's been God, there's been you, to pull me through. I oft'n worry that the things I so believe in may not be true, And you can trust me to cry at the idea of failing in what I set out to do. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I understand that it's hard to please everyone, But if I could, there's nothing I'd want more than to see a smile on the face of every man. I believe and so say everyone deserves a second chance, I judge least never at first glance. I dream of the day when I can look at my life and say 'this is where I wanted to be. I have, I do, I always will try the best in everyone to see, And I hope at the end of my life, I will not have left a trail of broken hearts behind me.

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