It's That Time of Year Again:)

.......When the calendar forces me to change my age whether I want to or not. This time it's an intimidating 21. I'm excited for this new year, and a little scared about it's unknown contents. It will be a challenge I'm sure in more ways than one, But I know that I have a great God who is going to be with me, every step of the way, and we will always be together. He is faithful, and no matter how old I may get I know that He is from everlasting to everlasting, and for that I am eternally grateful. "Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out." Romans 11:33

I started writing this song several months ago, and decided to finish it today. It just about sums up my heart cry for this coming year. 

Here I Am To Worship You! 

Here I am to worship, 
Help me now, O Lord each day.
As I seek thy blessings 
From the heart, O Help me say,

Father God I come to you, 
Laying aside what I can do,
I lay my empty heart and hands, 
At the cross of your own perfect plans, 

Not by my own wisdom, 
Not in my power, or in my might, 
But by your Holy Spirit,
I will live each day, and do what's right.


If I am blessed with riches of kings,
Or live within a desperate means,
I give my life, my will, my all, 
To your own 
perfect holy call. 


And when my years on earth are done, 
If I life's race have still not won,
I'll be happy to stand in you complete 
Before your holy mercy seat,


I'll cast life's cares before your throne, 
And at last I'll stand with you alone, 
Every idle word from me shall cease,
I'll Worship you in perfect peace.


And so today, amid life's unknowns,
The here, and gone, and the still to do 
Each moment I'll live as before your throne,
Saying Here I am to worship, 
Yes! Here I am to worship you! 

Also, You may remember this post I did last year about one of my favorite movies (Anne of Green Gables) that we watch for my birthday each year. Well, it's that time of year again:) and I'm so excited. We begin watching the first of the series tonight, and I can't wait to see what new inspiration I gain from it this year. I love analyzing movies for practical life lessons, and applications, and I think when a movie is done well with a Christian message, it can be very inspiring.

 Watch for an upcoming post in the next few days to see what I've learned from Anne of Green Gables this year. If you have any things you've learned from the movie, or ideas for lessons I could watch for in the movie this time around, I'd love to hear them:) 


  1. Happy, happy birthday Elanee!! :) I turned 19 on the 29th. :) I hope you have a great day!!

  2. Happy birthday!!! Wow, we're all getting so old. ;) Can I buy you a wheelchair for your birthday? Or if you're not quite ready for that I could get a nice cane, or maybe a walker? ;) Enjoy your movie. :) I STILL haven't finished it yet! Good grief... You'd think with as many movies as we watch we'd have seen it...

  3. Happy Birthday, Elanee! May the Lord bless you richly as you seek and serve Him with all your heart. You are such a lovely young lady and an inspiration to us! We really appreciate and are greatly encouraged by how Christ always flows from your heart and mind into your speech and writing. He is doing such a beautiful, fruitful work in your life as you abide in Him, and it will be exciting to see all the good and perfect plans He has for you in the coming year, all for His glory! You are a blessing!!
    With love,
    Mrs. Bowes

  4. Happy {Belated} Birthday, Elanee!! =) =)
    I hope you had a lovely day!
    Praying that God would continue to use you in great ways for His kingdom - use this year to glorify God to your utmost!
    Exhaust yourself for Christ!
    Many blessings to you! :)


  5. Thank you all so much for your kindness and love. I had a wonderful birthday, and I'm so grateful for sweet friends like you to share life with!