Monday, July 25, 2011
One of the things I suppose I like about getting older,
is that I have made so many mistakes, but because of those
mistakes I am who I am and I see how many times God
has taken those mistakes and made them into blessings.
I sort of took that Romans 8:28 as my mantra, knowing that
no matter what, God could use it for good. I would get on my knees
and beg God to take it and turn things around for His glory.
One thing about being older, I have come to trust Him deeper than
in my 20s or 30s or 40s. I think when the economy took a nose dive,
and my way of life changed. Then at 50 my husband left his job to go
into a new field, and overnight I had to fall back on those lessons God
has taught me in my 20s about trust, and faith and keeping so close
so that fear would not keep me from living life.
I have had to work harder and I have learned how much fun it is to wait
for something I wanted rather than getting it when I wanted it. It has opened
my eyes to so many possibilities that I wouldn't have noticed.
Like being so happy that I have chickens, or that I have a garden or that
now I only buy a pair of shoes when the other ones are showing wear.
I read this today, " To be afraid of what happens today or what may
happen tomorrow is not only an awful waste of energy, it is not only useless,
it is disobedient. We are forbidden to fear anything but the Lord Himself."
(A lamp for My Feet, p.54)
"Do not see what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an
Of all of the things I have come to have peace about is that so often,
my plans that I have schemed, manipulated, and tried to work out in
my own strength, comes to nothing, but with age, I have learned to
lay my plans down and let God be God and accept His will and
every time, I am so much more happier with the way He opens doors.
I have come to realize at this age, that He always does things with such
grace. One of the things I have come to trust is His "No's"
Now today is my day to start washing windows. So I better get off
this computer and get on the ladder.
Have a great Monday.