Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Bantam19!

Only one more year as a teenager! I can't believe it.

The coming year holds many momentous events: graduation from high school, getting a driver's license (hopefully), getting a job (hopefully), starting college classes (hopefully). You will need God's wisdom and direction for your life more than you ever have!

My birthday wish for you is that you will become a man of the Word, and a man of prayer. There is no other way to learn to hear God's voice or to sense the Holy's Spirit's gentle nudges. You're going to need these abilities as you head toward independence and a life of your own.

I can't wait to see how God will answer our prayers for you for all these big changes. "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Phil. 1:6)

God has begun a good work in you, son. You have a deep faith and trust in God. Now it's up to you to "work out" what God has "worked in." (Phil. 2:12-13) You are beginning to work out physically; may you strengthen and train your spiritual muscles this year too!

We love you and thank God for you!!

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