Philippians 3.12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. [nkjv]
Age is a funny thing. Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we are kids? When I was younger, I can remember being so excited about aging that when asked how old I was, I’d respond in fractions. I may have been 5 years old but I would say, “I’m five and a half!” I never hear people in their 30’s say when asked the same question, “I’m 36 and a half.”
In our teenage years, rather than think in fractions, we jump whole numbers. When asked how old you are, the response is “I’m going to be 16!” You may only be 12 but you’re going to be 16!
Then comes the greatest day of your life, you become 21! Even the way we say it sounds impressive, you BECOME 21! But that’s where things begin to go downhill. You turn 30. It makes us sound like bad milk. He turned. We had to throw him out. Then you’re pushing 40, you reach 50, you make it to 60 and by then you have built up so much speed on your downhill journey that you hit 70!
After that, its a day by day thing. You hit Wednesday. You hit lunch!
A child can’t wait to be bigger, older, better, taller, stronger, smarter, richer. It becomes a driving force in their life. The world is a big place and there has got to be more out there somewhere. Adventure awaits us. But somewhere along the way, we trade in that passion and drive for something less. We become... read more
The older I get the more child like I've become! I love having time to spend with God - not being rushed - yet it seems I accomplish more. You are right about life being an adventure. Being 67 I find life with God to be delightful, never knowing how or what is going to happen next, but knowing for sure God has a plan and His love grows and is shown to me in a variety of ways. My view of Him changes - He's become even more awesome than I use to think, I find His presence more recognizable, more frequent, and more comforting. His guidance and conversations, along with the reading of His word to be something I look forward to each day. His peace and joy are maintained more than in the past. His goodness is overwhelming. Getting old with God is great!