Happy Birthday, Isaiah!

Nine years.
Nine years have been gifted to you by a God who created you with purpose and delight.
And we will never stop praising Him for choosing to put you in our family!

You are probably the easiest Eastman.
You march to the beat of your own drum and will disappear for hours engaged in private play.
One of your favorite activities is playing football - with yourself! Offense and Defense, complete with a detailed play-by-play as well as booing and cheers. You dive, roll, jump, spin, and tackle. It is hysterical to watch, and all seven Eastmans find great amusement in doing so!

You are thoughtful, affectionate, a deep thinker, and quick to laugh.
You are a good friend, quick to praise and celebrate the strengths and successes of others.

Listening to you pray is a joy and an encouragement, for you pray God's promises and character back to Him as though you have lived a full life of experiencing His promises.
I pray He will use your love for His Word to strengthen you and make you a godly man. And, use it to give you a strong voice to speak His truth and deliver the Good News of the Gospel to a world that desperately needs to hear it.
You are fearless and bold, Isaiah, and while those qualities can be used for selfish gain and sin, they can also be used to do great things for the Kingdom and for God's people.

You were named after prophets. 
Isaiah Daniel
"Salvation of the Lord" "God is my judge"

Your father and I pray the Lord will use you just as He used those phenomenal men ... to read, study, understand, and preach God's Word with passion and confidence, walking in faithful obedience, regardless of the response of men.

I love your introspective, thoughtful nature, and, your light-hearted spirit that always enjoys a good time. You have a balanced personality, and I pray the Lord will use that strength to help you master the skill of challenging people with truth while cheering them on to maturity and success in the Christian faith. 
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:23-25

I love you, Isaiah Daniel!
And I am incredibly thankful that of all the mothers in the world, God chose me to be yours.

Happy Birthday!

No comments: