OLD LADY THOUGHTS

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Lately I’ve been feeling I should stop blogging – that maybe I’m just preaching to the choir, even though they need preaching to just as much as anyone.  I’ve wondered if ego has sometimes gotten in the way.  Do the words penned each day really help anyone or  are they simply words?  Am I looking for affirmation or am I doing this because I truly want the world to share in the joy of God’s salvation?  The older I get, the more I feel compelled to do this, and yet each day the question remains.

God’s Word has always been the best reference material for life.  You can discover anything you really need to know within it’s covers. It has a lot to say about old age too.  Psalm 71 is referred to as the prayer of an elderly person.  This plea for help from God,  to be with us until our dying day is still relevant.  In these words, we are assured of God’s constant presence in our lives.

Old age doesn’t mean the end of the road for a Christian, but the things we have learned mustn’t stay hidden in our hearts.  God wants us to pass them down from generation to generation.  The more I see of life and the evil that the devil permeates into the minds of people – filling them with thoughts of hate, self-indulgence and violence – the more I see a need for words of comfort to get out there.

In verse 6 of Psalm 71

“Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
    you are he who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.”

I  pray that God can use me in these final years of life.

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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16 Responses to OLD LADY THOUGHTS

  1. Melissa says:

    If it weren’t for your blog, I would never have met you. I am grateful to God for your friendship. So even if your words are just for me, they are special to me. Love you-

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  2. Pat says:

    Keep on Blogging you never know who is being blessed by your words ! Of course God will keep using you ,He loves you and he see’s who is being helped! I’m glad I came across your Blog! Have a wonderful evening !😀

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    • atimetoshare says:

      That’s so kind of you. Maybe I just need a little break. I know the Holy Spirit is doing the work. It’s all God, so I will follow as he leads.. Thanks for checking out my blog.

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  3. Lionel Sneed says:

    By all means keep doing what you’re doing. Think of your blog as the bamboo tree that is watered for an extended period of time without seeing any evidence to a sprout. However, over the time the tree is growing and establishing a massive foundation. Then, the top of the sprout breaks the surface to reach for the sky. In the same way your blog is watering beneath the surface of someone’s heart. At just the right time the words that God funnels through your fingers will reap a harvest one hundred fold. So, keep writing and inspiring as only you can, for God has equipped you for this moment. Knowone else can do what you have been ordained to do…period!

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  4. Terri says:

    Keep blogging, I feel very blessed to have found your blog and love reading it because I find inspiration here. I know I do not comment a whole lot because I usually get a bit tongue tied when it comes to commenting, but I most always read your blog and the words you write have moved me and encouraged me, and also love the way you have such a variety of things, like the other day with the sock memorial post… I was in a horrible mood that day and your post was just what I needed, something light and fun and it made me laugh.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Oh thank you for your kind words. My intention yesterday was not to seek compliments. I’ve just become a bit discouraged lately. It’s like the farmer waiting for the crop to come in. I know the devil is working hard on my weaknesses and must remember that I’m doing this for God, not myself. Thanks for following me. I love your blog too.

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  5. shortfellow says:

    It’s amazing to me how much your thoughts and words align with mine though we have never met…..because I suppose they are both founded in God’s inspirational word…keep on blogging ! the choir also needs new songs of praise…

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Thanks, friend. I’m going to be 73 in a couple weeks. When i was younger I had a real hard time communicating, now you can’t shut me up. I feel I’m in good company with you and other bloggers who trust in the truth of God’s holy Word. We are simply the planters. He makes things happen!

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