Psalms 51:5

Surely I was sinful at birth; sinful from the time my Mother conceived me. NIV

On the day of my birth, my eyes did not focus, words were not understood, an in this helpless state I relied upon my mother and father to take care of all my needs. I do not remember coming through the birth canal, nor do I remember taking my first breath.

As I began to grow in this strange new world, I began to crawl, then take baby steps, say a few words, and then learn to feed myself. Each one of these accomplishments came with a new awareness of what I could do by myself. I began to ask for less and less from my parents. I was becoming an adult, and felt I needed no one.

At the age of twenty five, I came through a different birth, that signified to the world that I believed. I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. I died to my old self, and am now risen up to a new world, a new life for me. I became a born again believer, a child of a awesome and almighty God.

In this new birth, I remember when I took my first breath, when my eyes were opened, and when I began a different type of baby steps. Each step taking me closer to the One that was nailed to the cross and died for my sin.

My steps and faith are much stronger now, yet I still rely on my Heavenly Father to lead me and guide my life. I no longer say I can do it myself, but now I say: “I can do everything through Him that gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 NIV