November #jammed: Gracious.
Day 328: Thankful for blogs.
And when you are old, I will still be there, carrying you.
When your limbs grow tired, your eyes are weak,
And your hair a silvery gray, I will carry you as I always have.
I will carry you and save you. Isaiah 46:4
It started out with funny stories. Moments from my children’s toddlerhood that I didn’t want to forget. Not just the image of the moment, but how it felt. I wanted to be able to look back on this space as if it were a living scrapbook …alive with all of the memories of motherhood.
God has watered this space into a beacon of encouragement for other moms coming up behind me, living alongside, and passing advice down. He can take anything that we do and turn it into something amazing, if we’ll only give it to Him and dedicate ourselves to honoring Him in all we do.
Today’s verse prompts a vision in my mind of a time when I’ll be old and gray …still clacking away at the keyboard when everyone else is talking into the air to record their thoughts on a higher piece of technology. I’ll still be encouraging …writing …speaking of His love in the practicalities of my everyday life.
When we live as Christians, we age in confidence knowing that when we grow old and weak, He will still sustain us as He always has. (as today’s verse reminds us.) When we follow Jesus, we get to live within the constant encouragement of His love. A safety blanket that we never have to grow up and out of. A Bible that can be battered, highlighted, and torn …but never loose an ounce of it’s power to guide and steer our lives.
To believe in Jesus is to throw our lives into His arms.
Father Praise You for promising to sustain us and guide us. Thank You for Your guiding hand and encouraging Word. Forgive us for worrying about the things that allude us, and help us to trust our lives in Your hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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