11:56 PM, February 12th when I started drafting this post. I was chatting with a friend through Messenger and literally waiting for 12 midnight for me to be able to post my poetry collection, but I realized that I scheduled it at 1:43 AM so I am waiting a little bit more. There, few friends are starting to greet me already, I feel so loved today and I’m wide awake because of their kind words — I suddenly thought of just being in this moment, that everyday would be my birthday. But the reality is, we could always make every day as lovely and special just by having a cheerful (Proverbs 17:22) and grateful (Colossians 3:15) heart.
Someone sent me a classical tune, a prelude from J.S Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 and even if it’s not really the first time to listen to classical music, this one is somehow special because the one who sent it is also the one who played and recorded it for me. It’s the thought and effort that I really appreciated. Indeed, it is my birthday! 🙂
Holding on to that thought, there is a deep desire for me to grow in my journey with Christ this season. I have been saved for almost 5 years now and I want to do more for Him — I’m not sure what exactly but I know, He will show me. I want to have a steady heart — always trusting, always grateful, always loving, always desiring for that One thing — that will always lean on to Jesus.
He has blessed me with a loving family and friends and I couldn’t ask for more. I may have many prayers in my heart right now, I have that confidence that He will give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4) in His perfect time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
I want to share with you a poem I wrote while writing this post:
When I knew You,
You replaced my heart anew–
kept it steady,
kept it strong
yet with fragility.
You made it pure–
I wouldn’t ask for more.