In this psalm, David says that God has heard his cry. “And He drew me up out of the roaring pit, from the thick mire, and He set my feet upon a rock, He established my steps (Psalms 40:3).” I don’t particularly relate to the first part of this verse, because I don’t think that any of the problems that I’ve ever experienced, however legitimate, are on the level of being trapped in a pit. But what drew me today is the final clause, about establishing steps. Today is my birthday – yay! – and I’ve been thinking about what I want for myself this year. There are the superficial things – $$, books, vacations, and a new pair of boots if anyone is interested. And then there are the intangible things, the things I want to feel and develop over the course of another year of life. I want to be grounded, to have my steps be established as I move forward towards the next stage of my life, to embrace empowerment, prioritization, and abundance. Today is the day when I aim to establish those steps for myself, and I can’t wait to take them with all of you!