Well, Abba Father, another birthday rolls around. The decades pile up. Some of them have been tough, but you were with me through them all. Thank you for the start of another decade. Thank you for a name, though hard to live up to at times, reminds me that through you I have stubborn joy that cannot be extinguished nor pulled from me. It is sealed with your Holy Spirit, who lives forever in me and I in Him. I am eternally grateful. I praise you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” (Ephesians 1:13 ESV)