Jesus was sent to the world to create in mankind a hunger for the everlasting food of the Spirit!
As a woman about to turn seventy; a Bible student and Bible study teacher, a recent widow; a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother; a Navy wife and more recently traveling missionary all of my blog posts come from those life experiences some of which are probably not much different than any other woman my age. There is one foundational difference - my walk with Jesus Christ. Everything that I write about; everything detail of my life is centered in my relationship with Him. Before Moses met God at the burning bush, he was a refugee; a shepherd, husband and father, minding his own business. Like me he probably had settled into a predictable pattern. In 2006 my adult children were married and had their own families. My husband and I were empty nesters enjoying our time alone! In 2007 my husband was diagnosed with dementia and for the next six years I was his primary caregiver. When he passed away in 2013, I experienced a serious identity crisis! I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with the rest of my life, and that was when I saw my "burning bush." From there God led me to follow him to Nicaragua, Haiti, and most recently Costa Rica. Sharing my life experiences with women who don't speak English, has given me the new purpose for my life. My marching orders came from the great commission in Matthew 28: 18-20Jesus speaking "God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” Blogging is my way of sharing God's good news.
Many of my friends, fellow Christians, are refusing to even entertain the idea that they should still be expected to actively serve God in their “twilight” years. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall reading about retirement in scripture.
The mystery revealed herein is this: The supplied need is the goal of our prayer, but glory to God is the goal of the Holy Spirit. When our goal comes into agreement with God’s, then we become a partner in His will.