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Seasons of Life - February 2011

Seasons of Life - February 2011

01 February 2011

Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is nothing but goodness in him!” Psalm 92:14-15 (NLT)

And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. Psalm 71:9 (NLT)

O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do. 18 Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. Psalm 71:17-18 (NLT)

These are three verses that I have on my daily scriptures list and I read them every day and I believe them but……

Jim and I have had it said to us many times that the best is yet to come. I also can believe that but I have a birthday this week and I will be 68! That is odd as I don’t feel that old, but it brings to mind that the years are ticking away. If the best is yet to come, when will the best come and how will the best look. So I find myself saying, ‘Lord, do you really know how old we are?’

We have recently been talking with some life insurance people about getting our life insurance policies more current and they have given us both the age of 90 as a goal (I’ll certainly go for that). If that is true, then it means that gives us 22 years to continue to serve, to go, to grow, to be.

When we moved into our new home, it was winter and all there was in the way of yard and landscaping was signs of what had been; lots of wet leaves, barren flower beds, and trees that need some pruning. Because we do like gardening and beauty, we have some visions of what it can look like. But before that can happen there must first be some cleaning, some pruning, some planting, and some planning. With those tasks tackled, come the hope of new life, beauty, and enjoyment.

There has been so much of what we have done that seems to have ended and transitioned out of our lives, that I have wondered what there is left for me to do. My prayer is becoming one that calls for taking off the constraints of the past things and asks for what is next and then to move forward with that.

The next season of life can and should be the best! Yes, Father!

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