Friday, October 12, 2012

Birth.day







My birthday is on Sunday and all I asked for was rest. Internal and external rest with the exception of a few projects around the house. We haven't had a weekend at home in weeks and I am craving time alone with Jon...cuddling up on the couch, lighting candles, napping, drinking hot chocolate, going out to dinner, hitting up Home Depot, getting froyo, and focusing on absolutely nothing. 

I've never been one to want to celebrate my birthday extravagantly, but this year my birthday reminds me of my spiritual birthday. I don't know the date, or really the time frame for that matter, but I know that in the gospel, Jesus tells us that no one can enter heaven until he is reborn of water and the spirit (John 3:5). I grew up a believer and assumed my relationship with the Lord from an early age but there came a point where I realized that my heart was shallow and uninterested.  On Sunday I will be reflecting and rejoicing that I have made the choice to disciple in my faith. That I am born again in Christ's love and will continue to celebrate the sanctification of my heart. The greatest birthday I'll ever receive.


15 comments:

KrystennMarie said...

Happy early birthday! You, Jon, and Ernie make a lovely little family. I'm kind of excited for the time to come and witness little Harts. I hope you enjoy your day of rest and relaxation.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I, too, will celebrate my spiritual birthday, I was born again this year on 7/11! You're right, there is no greater birthday.

The Arizona Russums said...

Yay! Love this post. Happy birthday! And an even happier spiritual birthday! Your story sounds so similar to mine... it took me until I was 25 to realize that if the love of Christ was real... it should wreck me and change me way more than it had for my whole life up until that point! Praise God for His grace and being able to see Him for who He really is!

Erin said...

Happy (early) birthday to you sweet girl!!! I know how nice it is just to have those downtime weekends with your little fam... and how perfect during your birthday?! Enjoy every second!!!

Brooke said...

That's what I'm asking for this birthday too... Just a time to relax, be with my husband, and reconnect with a lot of things. Sounds divine!

Hollie Ann said...

you're a doll ruthie!

happy birthday and i hope your day is amazing and find new inspiration and enlightening through Him!

Daisy said...

Happy Spiritual Birthday Ruthie! Love the pictures :)

Amanda said...

Happy early Birthday!

Chelsea said...

Happy early birthday!!!

Wendy said...

Happy early birthday Ruthie! Enjoy and what beautiful pictures!

Kenzie said...

I absolutely love these pictures. Y'all are a stunning little family, Ruthie!

Your faith is inspiring. Happy early birthday love! Thank you so much for this post!

XO,
Kenz

Kristin said...

Have the bestest birthday tomorrow!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Happy Birthday beautiful friend! You deserve all the gifts life gives you. Love and hugs!

Ketrin Jones said...

Love the pictures and over all message of this post!! Happy happy birthday!!

themosbysinchina said...

Happy Birthday Ruthie. I hope you had a great, restful day. Love the pictures. They look awesome.

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