October 08, 2012

Who thinks about getting old when you're young?

Old people are ugly I thought. So don't think about it.

Oh now, somewhere between 40 and 50 little wrinkles start to show up and I make my kids pull out any gray hairs I can't reach. 55 shows up and for some reason, I'm really bothered. Wow! I'm a senior citizen. How did that happen?

Now I'm 60 and sure the hot flashes have stopped, but my skin doesn't fit so good any more. 75? How did I get here? My thoughts stream backword and I realize I am more content than I've ever been.

That's my physical body – now for my spirit.

As a child, my spirit was always restless. Trying to guide right, but the flesh mostly winning. I believed in God, but thought of Him as a punishing God for all my bad deeds.

Somewhere in my early 40's the Holy Spirit led me into salvation. The battle between my flesh and the Holy Spirit will never end, but the older I get, more battles are won by the Holy Spirit. My spirit is more content. In John 14:27, Jesus says "I am leaving you with a gift. Peace of mind and heart and the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives."

My spirit is at rest because of this peace.

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