I’M NOT DEAD YET!

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I’m of an age where most of my friends and myself are slowly falling apart.  We lack the energy we had when we were only 20 years younger.  Our faces show new lines and wrinkles each day.  Our skin is losing its elasticity – our joints and teeth are being replaced –  our organs are being tuned up and our get up and go has got up and left.  I thought going through middle age was tough.  Getting old is not for the faint of heart. 

The wonderful fact is that if we are grounded in God, and believe that Jesus died to pay for our sins and rose again to a perfect body – we too have that to look forward to.  Our life doesn’t end in death – it’s just the beginning.

These latter years gives us the time to exercise and build up our spiritual bodies.  We can spend quiet moments reading God’s Word.  We can share our faith with others.  We can learn to depend on Him to give us inner strength in the remaining days of life.  Though our outer shell is slowly dying, our inner strength (the part that really counts) is getting pumped up to capacity.

Old age doesn’t have to mean death and an end to things.  We still have time left to do God’s will.  It’s a time of grace which has been given us by our Creator to share this good news with others.  I still have a lot of living to do on this earth, but if I should die tomorrow, I am confident that I have eternal life waiting for me – and a new body. Woo hoo!

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to I’M NOT DEAD YET!

  1. You are so right on all of this. It’s hard to see when you’re young. Nice post Kathy. Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Peggy says:

    So true! And yet, so hard to accept the failings of the body. Thanks for reminding us of our focus – we are still here for a reason.

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  3. Rodney Olsen says:

    So few people seem to be able to ‘finish well’.

    I read a great book a few years ago which has helped frame my own hopes for finishing well. It has a lot to say about moving through the various stages of life and following God’s plan as we age.

    I’d certainly recommend A Resilient Life by Gordon Macdonald to people of any age. http://rodneyolsen.net/2011/04/a-resilient-life.html

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