Cake Day 25

Here’s one blog post that doesn’t require days of tweaking. Today is my birthday! God has allowed me to see 25 this day, and I could not be more grateful.

This year and much to my best friend’s annoyance(that’s an understatement for an island woman),  I didn’t know what I wanted for my birthday. At the very moment I have everything that I need: air in my lungs,  transportation, a job, a few close friends, people rooting for me, and a God that loves me. While I have little to no physical requests at this time, I do have a few requests for the Most High.

Spiritual Growth I don’t want this to ever stop. There is so much more I don’t know. There is so much that I do know that I have only scratched the surface of. As I continue to age I wish to further my knowledge of the Bible and anything else that makes it seem clearer or expands further into God’s word.

Significant Other I love the bachelor life; I’ve accomplished more than enough. While I am in no rush to get hitched up, one day I do want to have someone not just to hold hands with and lay next to, but someone who can help me grow as a human being. If I have to wait a couple more years to meet such a person, then I will happily wait. I tell all of you who are constantly jumping from one relationship to the next, there is nothing wrong with being on your own. 

More years I desire to live a long life. It would be amazing if I could live to be in my hundreds. Reading through scripture it is remarkable how long one could last upon the Earth. Then again I don’t wish to see 969 like the Bible says Methuselah did, because I might not look as dashing as I do now, and I would hate to see how messed up the world is if Christ hasn’t come back by then. No, if I live to see my nineties I will be just fine. 

Wisdom However clichéd that ol’ saying may seem, knowledge and good judgement truly do come with age. I can honestly say that I am different than the 20-year-old I once was, who I wish I could slap in the back of the head. To make a long story short, love and grief were two of my best buddies that year. But with some growing up and prayer it all get better. I can now say that I love myself first, and if I’m ever feeling low that all I have to do is get down on my knees and pray. At this point in my life I feel like I’ve made a few poor choices, but all I can do is learn from it and not throw myself into my own internal damnation.

“Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?” -2 Chronicles 1:10

To Always Find Work That one summer I wasn’t employed was a real bummer for me, because I like being able to pay for stuff myself as well as make money by my own sweat. I pray that there is always a job out there for me.

Good Health I pray for this all the time. I pray that disease never ever touches me and that I don’t decrease in health by welcoming any unnecessary substances into my body. The gym, however how much it kicks my butt, is always going to be a home away from home for me. May these muscle gainers I take make me heavier, because 118 pounds at 25 probably makes certain women jealous. I predict that it is going to take a good woman who can cook to puff me up. If you can do that and cook as good or equally to my mother, then I will gladly give you my name.

Hopefully everything I ask of my God is appropriate. All of these things I expect not over night, because God is not one to rush anything. I encourage all of you, the next time your cake day comes around, think deeper about what you truly want. As a former professor of mine likes to say, “Be well. Be groovy, and have a nice day.”


The King James study Bible: King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995. Print.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

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