You give life. You gave me the gift of eternal life that is Jesus Christ.
Not many people know that my birthday falls exactly three months after Christmas Day (March 25th). However, I want to use this blog post to focus on the birth of Jesus and His impact on my life before my birthday is to begin in the year of 2022.
~”For no word from God will ever fail.”~ Luke 1:37, NIV~
As a child of God with bipolar disorder, the impact that the birth of Christ has had on my life is significant. This is because the birth of Christ is a symbolic reminder for me, that Jesus came to this earth to die for my bipolar disorder.
God the Father sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be born for me in a manger and to be born for my bipolar disorder so that He could die for my bipolar disorder.
Even though I know that my bipolar disorder is not curable, I trust that God knows what is best for my life and how His Holy Spirit intends to use me in spite of my bipolar disorder. The birth of Jesus Christ reminds me that He was born for me so that my bipolar disorder can become a testimony through my book, “A Victory Song: Beneath the Veil,” to be released in February 2022.
My testimony through this book connects with and relates with my birthday because I consider myself to be a miracle child. The difference between myself and Christ Jesus is that Jesus is the ONLY miracle child that was born to die to save the world and I am a miracle child because of the manner and the way that I was born and how the Lord desired to use me, even after I was born.
~”Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4, ESV~
At the moment of my birth on March 25th, 1991, the doctors had to turn me over. This was because I was upside down. If I was not turned upside down, this would have led to greater complications during my birth. It is because of this instance (and because of the fact that I was born early, that I consider myself to be a miracle baby with a purpose for Christ the Lord). In spite of my complications at birth, the Lord still had a purpose and a plan for me.
Little did I know that the birth of Christ would be significant to me because His birth is a symbolic reminder for me that Christ was born for me so that I could testify of the Lord’s goodness to me in spite of my bipolar disorder. This is the desire that the Lord God has placed on my heart: to be a delight to the multitudes in spite of my bipolar disorder and in spite of the complications that I faced at birth.
The handiwork of the Lord is amazing and even though I will be thirty-one years old on March 25th, 2022, His work for me is not finished yet and the Way that He wants to use me in spite of my bipolar disorder is not finished until Christ says, “It is finished!”
Christ’s birth touched me at the moment that I was born on March 25th, 1991. It will continue to touch me until the good Lord calls me home and at that moment, His work in me will be complete.
Hallelujah and Amen!