26: Fingerprints

To finish off this little 26th birthday weekend series, here are:

 26 Fingerprints of God’s Faithfulness

In the past 26 years He has….

1. woken me up each morning

2. answered my prayer to see the world

3. guided my steps each day and in every decision

4. blessed me with the most amazing family

5. provided for each of my 18 surgeries

6. never given up on me

7. given me rest in weary times

8. placed people in my life who encourage, challenge and bless me in countless ways

9. gave me more than I could have asked or imagined for my first home “on my own” here in Indy

10. designed me with a spirit of adventure and independence, able to handle constant moves and life changes growing up

11. provided solid Bible teaching in almost every place we’ve lived

12. kept every single one of His promises

13. continually provided outlets for me to nurture and serve others with the gifts He gave me

14. taught (and is teaching) me what it means to wait with hope

15. placed people in my life as anchors and role models of who He wants me to become

16. provided for my financial needs in full-time ministry

17. always been enough

18. listened and heard every prayer I’ve uttered

19. designed a special place outdoors (parks, trails, benches, forests, beaches, lakes,  etc) in every place He has sent me, knowing that I best connect with Him when experiencing His creation

20. filled my days with surprises

21. shown me how to love people well

22. given my life purpose

23. planned a path for my life that He knows and will bring to pass

24. loved me enough to discipline me when needed

25. perfect timing, even when I think otherwise

26. promised me a future and a hope, and has more in store for me than I could ever ask or imagine!!

“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you.”   – Gen 28:15

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but my lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and my covenant of peace will not be shaken’, says the Lord who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy!”   – Zephaniah 3:17

amen.

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