Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy Birthday David Fisher!

Happy Birthday yes two
Only one will not do!
Born again means salvation
How many have you?

I know that you have two birthdays David Fisher and here is your story.

50 Years in God's Family

On April 6th, 2002 I celebrated 50 years as a child of God. A half century in God's family. Five decades of knowing Christ as my Savior and Friend. I'd say "Savior and Lord" but He hasn't always been Lord, in my life, sad to say. I can well remember the Sunday morning as a 6-year-old boy when my mother explained God's love to me. We knelt and prayed at the kitchen table and I became a young follower of Jesus. Did I completely understand the decision I'd made? No, but the Holy Spirit did His work and I realized that God had given His Son as a sacrifice for my sin. The pilgrimage hasn't always been easy. The road has had its bumps and detours along the way. But God has been faithful! He has been there each step of the way!

In the midst of life's storms He has been my anchor, my refuge, my lighthouse. A favorite scripture verse has been, "The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy 33:27) As I look back over 50 years, I'm grateful for the godly influence of Christian parents who led the way.

Even as a boy, the Lord used Christian radio programs like Billy Graham's Hour of Decision and the Back to the Bible Broadcast to encourage me on my journey. Christian visionaries from the past like George Muller and J. Hudson Taylor taught me faith principles that would shape my life. Missionaries like Isobel Kuhn and Jim and Elisabeth Elliot impacted my life through their writings. God has blessed me over the years with faithful Christian friends who stood by me during the good times and the bad.

Looking back, I'm a blessed man. God has lavished His love on me through His Son, Jesus Christ, and allowed me to share His love with a hurting, lost world. Thank you, Father, for reaching down and saving me so many years ago. May my life make a difference in the remaining years that You give me. Thank you! Amen!


Felisol said...

Dear Pilgrim David,
may God continue to keep you close by his side and bless you all your days.
I am praying for your new home and new job.
May you feel that the living God who has stood by you all of these years will continue to lead you safe on your way home.
Best wishes from Felisol

passing-thru said...

Nice post Terry --- always so thoughtful ---

Ambassador of good will U are and we all should be as well --

Blessings on U and Bernie today and always ---

Anonymous said...

yep ya did it again!


audrey` said...

Hi Terry

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog =)

Jim said...

Thanks again, Terry. You are sooooo good about birthdays and aniversaries.

Happy Birthday David,
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Happy Birthday David!

Terry, I've pretty well been out of pocket since July 1 when we left for Nebraska. We just got back from the Colorado detour home yesterday and now I'm catching up. I did write some posts along the way that you have read some of.

Oh yes, David's testimony is a great one. And not too much different than others, just that people need to know that they too can share the love of Jesus.
He has plenty to go around, just for the asking.

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hi Mrs Shirkie!

I hope you are doing well.

Love and Prayers,

Shirley Buxton said...

Marvelous. 50 marvelous years. Congratulations.

Terry said...

Thank you Little Pilgrim Pal
I hope that this week will be better for Mom Golden. I will try and take her out a few times this week.
It might help her depression.
I have several July birthdays in my family so I will just make one big post for all of them
Tomorrow is Miss Patty's birthday so I will put a nice one on for her.
Right now I am feeling sad for her because her mother in law is very sick. I am praying that the Lord will spare her for a little while more because Miss Patty's own mom went to heaven just shortly ago. You would surely understand her Little Pilgrim Pal!
I am praying for you and your family too.
Take care...Love Mrs. Shirkie

hebrews 11:1 said...

Hello Mrs Shirkie,

I just left you a comment where you left me one on Pals...we were on there at the same time, isn't that neat?! Whenever I see you on there the same time as me I just want to reach out and grab you through the screen to get your attention and say HI! ;) I watch Feedjit whenever I am on Pals and I watch you and others come on and off while I am there...except for those who block their IP!

Love and Prayers,

Saija said...

hey that's a great little tribute to our bud!