My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness

My 21st was such an enjoyable day! Started off with a green tea latte and devotions at Starbucks...lunch at Sushi Teh with my family, aunt and grandma...met with my dear friend, L, at Orchard Road (forgot to get pictures!)...dinner with my dad at Vivocity and when I was sure my day was over, a surprise visit from some family friends! Throughout the day, I also felt very loved as smses, emails and presents came my way:)

For those of you who are far from this "milestone" birthday, I can tell you that I never imagined that the time would come when I turned this age! Reflecting on the past 21 years of my life, the song below kept coming into my mind - a sense of gratefulness for everything that the Lord has done in my life! It is only through Him, my parents, people who invested in my life, good friends and different ministries that I am where I am today.

The one advice I will give after turning this age? It is SO worth it to choose to do the hard things in life and surrender our life to God. I do not regret my "sheltered", "boring" life! True freedom is in doing God's will, not in doing our own will. Having said that, I'm aware that I too have a long way to go in this respect:)

My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who bore my pain
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace and gave me life again
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness and clothed me with His light
And wrote His law of righteousness with power upon my heart

My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who walks beside 
Who floods my weaknesses with strength and causes fears to fly
Whose every promise is enough for every step I take
Sustaining me with arms of love and crowning me with grace

My heart is filled with thankfulness to Him who reigns above
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace whose every thought is love
For every day I have on earth is given by the King
So I will give my life my all to love and follow Him

Keith Getty & Stuart Townend

Copyright 2003 Thankyou Music 

To my Bright Lights group, thank you all soooo much for the very sweet gift! Its the perfect gift and definitely something I will enjoy using:) My heart is filled with thankfulness for each and every one of of you!


  1. oh Happy Birthday JoLynn! sounds like you had a wonderful day. love you, girl!

  2. Happy Birthday Jolynn! I did not know exactly when your birthday was... I should have asked. I am glad your day was special.
    Love ya, Melodie

  3. I'm so glad you loved the camera and that you had a wonderful birthday! That advice you gave is really encouraging. May the Lord continue to shower His abundant blessings on you! :)
    <3, elisabeth

  4. Happy Birthday, Jolynn!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.


  5. Happy Birthday, Jolynn! Loved seeing the pictures and description of your wonderful day!

  6. Thanks girls! You are all so sweet:)


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