Thursday, January 5, 2012

"I Am Not Getting Old"~ "Well Maybe I Am Getting Old"

Psalm 39:5
King James Version (KJV)

 5Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

 So if that verse don't convict my very hairs on my head~ for real! I think when you loose a parent it all the sudden makes one feel old. Somehow you see yourself as a child until your Dad or Mom is gone. Then all the sudden you feel like you have to grow up! Am I the only one who feels like that? I really have been kicking and screaming about it for a couple of months now.

To add insult to injury ~ my baby daughter is getting married and moving very far away in less than three short months. Now~ I am excited for Jacob and Hannah don't misunderstand me but I now know just how hard it is to see your child only once or twice in a year. It is even harder to not see those grandbabies but only once in awhile. I am just not ready for all this.

Old~ I am feeling old~ very old!

A wise man Named Charlie Wagner wrote the following. "It is not sad to grow old? Say rather it is a very difficult art, and one which few have ever acquired......To grow old is sad indeed if what you want is to hold back the receding years, to keep your hair from turning white, your eyes from becoming dim, and the wrinkles from chiseling their way across your brow."

Ok~ well I disagree with the hair turning to white. In fact I am wondering just who thought he was so wise.

There comes a time when we must grow up. And believe me~ I am
kicking and screaming but I am trusting the Lord to help me. To me it
sort of seems like growing up right now means letting go.......sigh***

The text tells us God is not hindered by man's age to work in or through our lives. So if you are like me and in the middle of nowhere wondering what God has in store next. Here is my encouragement today for you and me~

Moses was just getting started at 80. Caleb was looking into 
mountain climbing at 85 and Noah was about 600 when he saw the last
animal board the ark. Surely God has a plan for you and me!

So today I pray God will give you a job to do and a spring in your step.

It is going to be 65 degrees here today at Farming On Faith~ so unreal for the first week of January. Woo-hoo I am going to soak it up.

Have a great day!



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