Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)
Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! I have done it, and I will carry you; And I will bear you and I will deliver you.
AGE ~ I remember being young and thinking I was old. It sounds crazy when I hear someone say I'm getting old and they are only in their 20's. Over time, we will find that gray hair comes, loosing hair, wrinkle skin and the aging process just seems so real. I heard someone say that you are only as old as you feel, but that's not true. Age does matter and when I spoke to a friend who is in her 80's, she has just begun feeling old. She still drives her car too.
I had a small child tell me yesterday, that my skin was wrinkled. I smiled and said, "yes it is wrinkled". Just another little reminder how short life really is at times. I don't want to grow older and died, but I don't think anyone else does either. I am saying this today because I see the value on one new day. I see that our example matters to others and we can't give up believing in greater things. God is the one who choose when we are born and when we die. Everyone does not grow old, God has a time of reach of us to enter Heaven. It is the in between that matters the most.
THE IN-BETWEEN ~
Turning my life over to God has change me from the inside. I feel different and I see different. The little things of life just don't matter as much as before. I stood on this bridge in this picture and overlooked a small part of Napa. It's beauty and peaceful feeling was here. God created me for purpose and my life changed over time. I've grown spiritually in God and allow him freedom to mold me. But I sometimes get hurt and my emotions are just in the way. I find in hurtful moments, I have not guarded my heart.
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
I hope you see the blessings in your life, guard your heart and press forward in God. There truly is a season for all things. Take the time to stop, smell the flowers and enjoy the sky. My prayer continue for you, your family and friend.