Friday, May 8, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

I will be your God through all your lifetime, yes, even when your hair is white with age. ~Isaiah 46:4 TLB

Isn't it funny how our perspective about aging has changed? Even the media now touts:
40 is the new 30
50 is the new 40

There are some days I awake and I cannot begin to fathom where all the time has gone. Wasn't I just 20 the other day? Then I'll attempt to do some gardening and while I'm kneeling to pull weeds, I struggle when trying to get back up. (Hmmm, as long as I'm down here, isn't there something else I could find to do?)

And yes, my hair has taken on the highlights of aging. One of my "Church Ladies", well, her kids call me the "Silver Fox". I wonder if that's a good thing? I'm going to say it is.

I suppose the difference is, I didn't have the Lord in my life during my 20's. I was in my early 30's before I came face-to-face with Him. And what a ride it's been! I often liken it to a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Yes, I've grown and growth can be painful at times. Still I pray that He molds me and makes this piece of clay into a vessel worthy of His use.

That's my prayer for you today - Lord, cause growth! Prune us, shape us, mold us. May we become the body of believers You desire us to be. ~Amen

May your day be blessed,
~Tamara