Few days ago, I was somewhere in dreamland and in my dream (the part I remember), I was telling a colleague that I felt restless –I couldn’t sit still, I couldn’t stand still, something was wrong, I was frantic–and suddenly I opened my eyes and I was on my bed but my nose was blocked (I must have exposed myself to cold) and I could hardly breathe. Then I understood that the dream was ‘me, frantically trying to breathe.’

You will agree with me that not everyone who goes to bed one night wakes up the next morning. They weren’t sick the night before, they didn’t even develop a strange illness in the course of the night, they just slept and for some unknown cause, they passed to the great beyond–just like that!

Everyday I have the privilege to open my eyes to see a new day, I feel thankful for the gift of life. A new day means a new lease of life. It means a new opportunity;  a new chance; a new attempt; a new beginning. A new day is a new blessing!

So, today is my birthday, wow! God in His infinite mercies has bestowed me with the blessing of newness – new day, new week, new year. I look back over the years and I see God’s goodness in my life. I have no regrets for He alone has brought me this far. My heart bursts with singing and rejoicing as I look ahead to what He has in store for me this new season.

My heart blesses the God of heaven and earth who has granted me life. I have thousands of songs to sing to Him, but I choose to sing this:

Lord, Oh Lord, Thou hast been my dwelling place
In generations all
Before the mountains were brought forth
Or ever Thou hast formed the earth
Even from everlasting to everlasting
Thou art God

For a thousand years in Your sight
Appear like yesterday
When it is passed, it’s like a watch in the night
You carry them away as with a flood
They are like sleep and they are like grass
Grass which flourisheth in the morning
Grass which withereth in the evening
But You, oh Lord, hast been with me
Strengthening me daily in Your love
From everlasting to everlasting
You are the Lord my God

With Your mercies Lord
You have kept me in these many years
You have helped me to run and not be weary
You have made my feet like hind’s feet
I have run and never fainteth
You grant me success everyday
You renew my youth like the Eagle’s
I have flourisheth like a palm tree
Planted by the river side
From everlasting to everlasting
I will depend on You

I am grateful Oh Lord!

Sooo, here’s wishing myself and every other May 25 baby out there a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and splendid year ahead. Yaaaaaay!!!

© 2014 AyotundeElegbeleye
Jesus is LORD!


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