Today is my wife's birthday. Joan is supposed to get gifts today. They are supposed to tell her and express how much people love and appreciate her. While they will make her day more exciting because she loves receiving funny and unique gifts they will in no way actually reflect her friends real love for her.
While Joan is supposed to be the one receiving gifts on her birthday she really is the greatest gift of November 20 because she keeps on giving and giving of herself to all she meets. She constantly tries to brighten up everyone's day and their lives. She never meets a stranger and is happy to be the first one to share a funny story.
When God allowed Joan to be born on earth He must have known how much her kind of joy and mischief would be needed in the circles He would have her living in. As her husband I could not think of a more unique and fun person to grow old with. Happy Birthday My Love.
In 1850 Fanny Crosby was converted on the day we celebrate Joan's birthday. While she was not born during Fanny's time of ministry she does share her zeal and passion for ministry. She said her conversion "plants a star in her heart that no cloud ever eclipses." Joan is a shinning star that decorates all her friends' lives. She is a reflection of Jesus.
Before you go about your day I am sure you could think of several special people who are in your life. Why not give them a gift of yourself today. Call them or write them and tell them that you are giving them an early birthday present that you hope reflects the joy they give you. Tell them how much they mean to you and how much they make your life complete.
Happy Birthday Joan Cook
Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for zeal and joy to serve the Lord wherever you are planted. Also Pray for Joan, she is worthy of your prayers.
On The Go Prayer Focus: All the local churches, committees, and leaders who will be working with On The Go Ministries and the Keith Cook Team in creative outreach efforts in the United States and around the world.
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On The Go Daily Devotion for November 20, 2016
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