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Another Year Older

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“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Psalm 37:25

Today is my birthday. I do not remember the day that I was born, only know the stories that I was told about that day. I have some recollections of things that happened when I was young, but there are a lot more that I cannot remember.

As I get older, I realize so much more how good the Lord has been to me. I am so thankful that from an early age I went to Sunday School and church. I am thankful that my parents gave their lives to the Lord while I was still young and that I had an experience with God as well. Many times, I failed the Lord, but I am so thankful that His hand was upon me, and that He kept me from so many things in the world that could have destroyed my life.

I am thankful that the Lord sent a wonderful man into my life who became my husband and the father of my children. I am thankful for the many years we had together. Even though the Lord saw fit to take him home many years ago, I cherish the memories of our time together. When we were raising our children, we went through times when things were hard. My husband’s place of employment closed, and because of his age and physical condition, he was not able to find another job. But the Lord had provided me with a good job and always met our needs. I reminded my children just recently, that they never went hungry. I am thankful for the way that the Lord is blessing each one of them today.

I am also thankful for the many opportunities I have had to use the abilities and talents that the Lord has given me to minister to others. The hats I have worn through the years have been varied and exciting. When it looked like there was not much more that I could do, God opened new doors. I am thankful for this opportunity to use my time and abilities to write on this platform each month. I do not take it lightly. I want to be a blessing as long as the Lord gives me health and strength.

I thank God for another birthday. Only God knows how many more I will have, but I want to use whatever time I have left to serve the Lord, knowing that He is always with me and will supply my every need. None of us know what tomorrow holds, but we do know that the Lord will never forsake us.

Prayer: Thank you Lord, for another year I have had to walk with you. I pray that you will lead and guide me and keep me faithful to you until you call me home.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

28 Comments

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    Happy birthday my dearest sis Anne Johnston and may the good LORD continue to bless your life and your ministry. You are an inspiration and your devotional messages is really an encouragement to everyone especially us here in the Middle East. I love you but most of all JESUS loves you💕

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad I can be a blessing to you.

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        Patricia Porter

        Your writings are so inspiring they make my day. Happy birthday God bless

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    Ruth Covill

    Happy Birthday Anne 🎂
    Have a Blessed Day !

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    Marlo Hodge Hummond

    Happy Birthday, we’ve never met but I’m grateful for all that you share through this Devotional. Have a wonderfully blessed day filled with amazing new memories and lots of love and cake 🎂 May you find JESUS near every day of the year ❤

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    Happy Birthday!! May God bless you with many more. You are such a precious gift to the Body of Christ. I love your articles. I thank God how he uses you to encourage many. I gave shared your articles with many of our sisters and it has been a great blessing to them. I look forward everyday to reading your anointed articles. May the Lord continues to bless, keep, encourage , use, and strengthen you.

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for your words of encouragement.

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    Dodie Woolem

    Happy birthday Sister! You are a blessing to many!

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    Dodie Woolem

    Happy birthday Sister! You are a blessing to many!

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    You don’t know me, we have never met, in fact I live in another country from the US, but I want you to know that your writings have often been a blessing to me, there is a wisdom from your walk with the Lord that comes across, and I appreciate the many encouragements to keeping trusting and serving Him that you have given in your devotionals. Thank you for sharing a little of your life and testifying how good the Lord has been to you and your family. Happy birthday!

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    Anne Johnston

    Thank you so much for your wishes and encouragement. I just want to be a blessing.

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    Lisa Glenn

    I too enjoy reading the articles you write. They are filled with truth and encouragement. May the Lord bless you on your birthday!

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you so much. God has blessed me and I just enjoy sharing His Word with others.

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you so much I appreciate your encouragement.

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    Carol Price

    Happy Birthday 🌸 Sis Anne, we 💕 you / C&D

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    Dear Sister,
    Happy Birthday! May the Lord bless you and continue to use you for this platform to write and share with the rest of us. I love to read your postings. I pray God gives you many more years of health and a sound mind so that you will continue to encourage all who read your articles. Big Big Blessings to you not only on your special day, but always.

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad I can be a blessing to you.

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    I live in NB Canada just want to let you know your devotions are so uplifting they make my day. A very Happy Birthday to you also. God bless

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      Anne Johnston

      Thank you. I am from New Brunswick as well originally. You probably know my sister, Helen Kinney, from Perth-Andover.

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    Christine

    Happy Birthday Sis Ann.
    Your writings are a blessing. Thank you for continually sharing your talents.
    God bless you!