I Know Whom I Have Believed...

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To Be Young Again

2009 will be a milestone for me...at least age wise. THE BIG FIVE OH!!! It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I am sure it will. My body is feeling the passage of time, my mind is getting more forgetful by the day it seems, but my heart and spirit still feel young(er).

Oh, to be 25 again or even 35...the things I would change and do differently. But let’s not stop there...the teenage years were trying at times, but they were very exciting...or what about even younger still...no responsibilities...playing all day long...Mom and Dad taking care of everything...no job, no worries, no obligations, just carefree days and peaceful nights with sweet dreams about Barbie and Skipper and Lassie and my Easy Bake Oven...

Total dependency on my parents meant :

if anything was broken...daddy would fix it
if anything hurt...mommy would comfort and mend it
if anything was scary...mommy and daddy would protect me
if mommy and daddy said everything would be okay...it would

Total, absolute, unwavering faith...the faith of a child...

People brought babies to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they shooed them off. Jesus called them back. "Let these children alone. Don't get between them and me. These children are the kingdom's pride and joy. Mark this: Unless you accept God's kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you'll never get in."
Luke 18:14-16 The Message (MSG)

My prayer for 2009 is to renew my faith in my Saviour and go back to the childlike trust and hope that He desires. To totally depend on Him and place my life completely in His hands is my goal.

For I know Whom I have believed...that He will

Fix what is broken...
Heal what is hurting...
Protect me from harm...
Make everything ok...

No matter how many years God gives me on this earth, no matter how silver my hair becomes, however many wrinkles creep in and stay...may I always keep that child-like certainty and expectation.

Here are the lyrics to the old song –“Living by Faith”

I care not today what the morrow may bring,
If shadow or sunshine or rain,
The Lord I know ruleth o’er everything,
And all of my worries are vain.
Refrain:Living by faith in Jesus above,
Trusting, confiding in His great love;
From all harm safe in His sheltering arm,
I’m living by faith and feel no alarm.
Though tempests may blow and the storm clouds arise,
Obscuring the brightness of life,
I’m never alarmed at the overcast skies—
The Master looks on at the strife.
I know that He safely will carry me through,
No matter what evils betide;
Why should I then care though the tempest may blow,
If Jesus walks close to my side.
Our Lord will return for His loved ones some day,
Our troubles will then all be o’er;
The Master so gently will lead us away,
Beyond that blest heavenly shore.
James Wells, 1918

4 thoughts:

Carrie said...

You and my mom are turning 50 this year! She is going to celebrate in Disney World! ha ha!! You guys should come down for a couple of days! The more the merrier! ha ha!
I enjoyed reading your reflective post. It is good to KNOW all those assurances about God!

Andysbethy said...

I have a "big" birthday this year too. (I am turning 30) I appreciated the reminder about trusting like a child, having "total, absolute, unwavering faith." Thank you!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful post. Yes, God does want us to trust Him with simple child-like faith. We can trust Him to know exactly what is in our hearts and to give us peace that He is answering our prayers.
Blessings, Carolyn

Julie said...

Hey friend, Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments...

I turned 50 last year... 2007... this year will bring me to 52 before it ends...WOW that sounds old. I still feel like I'm 29. And the silver hair...yep, they're ALL over my head...

When I turned 50 I decided to let my hair color wash out and own my crown of splendor... Well I didn't know how much splendor I had, but let's just say I have alot! I've actually had people tell me how beautiful my hair is. I guess the splendor is shining.... lol And one man asked me if I had had it highlighted that way. That one got me.. Like I would highlight my hair gray... Hello?????

Remember 50 is the year of Jubilee in the Jewish faith. So, maybe there's some Jubilee coming up for you.

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