It’s my birthday and I’ll rejoice if I want to! Praise God, Hallelujah! The melody to the song “It’s My Party and I’ll cry if I want to” literally popped into my mind as I began to type this birthday blog.
However, contrary to the woe expressed in the song, I’m bubbling with jubilant expressions of gratitude in my spirit. I choose JOY!
The flow of this content adds to my gratefulness because it confirms God’s inherent good and faithfulness in showing up when I settle down to write, not knowing where I’m going until He directs me in what to say. Follow along with me as my birthday blog unfolds…
So, Sunday, Nov. 2 is my birthday and I get the privilege and pleasure of participating in corporate fellowship, prayer, praise and worship at church, plus the bonus of taking communion; and then, I get to sell my books after service. Yaaaay God! I also express gratitude for a restful week, working from bed, being still and quiet; and for the invitation I received to be interviewed for the online newsletter of Inner Vision Institute for Spiritual Development(IVISD), where I was a former student. I feel extremely honored for the opportunity to share my “Living a Vocal, Valued and Victorious Life” book series with that community because my healing, growth, and transformation journey and subsequent success came through the teachings, awareness, and inner-work that began in 2006 with the IVISD program.
In addition, I thank God for the divine creativity to have written and published six books as of September 2014 and the excitement I have toward the completion of book number seven. It used to take me a long time to push through internal resistance and begin writing anything regarding my emotions. I did not relish going there, but once I got started I was good to go. I’ve come a long way in that I published four of my own books, co-authored another one, and published one for a client, all in 2014! That is an amazing feat considering it took eight years, after God assigned me, to do my first book (On Solid Ground) and another two years to complete the second one, For Such A Time As This.
Finally, I am forever grateful for my readers and all supporters, who contribute to my efforts of divine encouragement and empowerment across the planet. I pray the blessing of God increase exponentially throughout your lives and those of your loved ones.
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.