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Being satisfied with what God gives you

Bobby-Henry,-Srpins-THIS-ONBeing satisfied with what God gives you

I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.                             — Psalm 139:14

By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.

Growing older should mean gaining a little more knowledge on how to be satisfied with what you have. In most cases I’m sure it doesn’t because of the increase in suicides, murders and other crimes of a personal nature.

A few days before my birthday, I had to leave work for a few days because of a cold that I could not shake nor did I want to share it with the staff.

My day began with a prayer thanking God for all that He had allowed me to do and for the people he placed in my life – good, bad or indifferent. Once I was sure that I had made that personal connection and all was well, I was ready to start my special day.

I left a message on my phone that allowed those who called to know that I was taking the day off and that I love each and every one that called because they have somehow become a part of me but I wanted this time for me.

I celebrated my 60th birthday on last Saturday by celebrating a dear friend who was inducted into one of Black America’s premiere organizations; had dinner with some close friends and on the following day my children prepared a gourmet feast of Alaskan King Crabs, shrimp, and lobster. I felt like a king.

Some would call this a very unassuming, non-eventful evening; however, I would beg to differ.

First of all, God allowed me to see another year with my family and friends; then He allowed me to do or think that I was doing what I wanted to when in, actuality, He was and is still in control.

Once I had gotten over the fact that I was now midway over the hump (60 years), it began to register that I was getting OLDER.

All the plans that I had for developing those six-packs and regaining the firmness that this old body once possessed was becoming a blur.

Now a few days past 60, I was sitting in church listening to the sermon as Pastor Davidson was preaching from Galatians 1:1-10.

I was looking around at the congregation and was saying to myself, “Boy if I could have had this…  And do things the way she does that… And if my voice could be as melodic as his…  etc.” When all of a sudden bam! It hit me – I’m alright just the way I am and with what I have because God has given me all that I am and He does not make any mistakes; I know Him and He knows me and loves me still.

To reinforce the positive of what was occurring inside of me the scripture said:

God’s Message: “10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10 (NASB)

“Dear God thank you for another year and the ability to recognize that everything comes from you and that we please you when we love one another.” AMEN


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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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