Good morning, world! Thank you for all the birthday wishes and festivities! "We've only just begun!" This verse below from http://tbibl.es/6iuI is a wonderful one for me to wake up to on my birthday. My favorite part is: "Keep your gentle nature so that all people will know what it looks like to walk in His footsteps." Well, it's my favorite part, because through this Scripture God is speaking a gentle nature over me, even in those circumstances and moments in which my 'natural' nature is not tending to be or feel gentle. It gives me hope in His glory that washes over me and makes me gentle, the more I am with Him the more I will become like Him. I also like the verse, because of the future tense. Not only does God speak gentleness over my past and present, but God will 'keep' speaking gentleness over me, so that the inevitable will (continue to?...and even more so?) happen: ALL people will know what it looks like to walk in His footsteps. One of my favorite visuals that God shows me at times is of Him walking in the sand on the beach of my life, while holding my hand. I am a little girl holding His hand, and walking/slipping behind Him, in His footsteps that are larger and more confidently and safely placed than mine. Please pray for me on this my birthday that I will 'keep' letting His gentleness wash over me [at all times and more than I do now], and that I will let Him use me to bless, impact, and inspire the lives of ALL people, as His example, ambassador, and princess.