Aging With Grace


Many of you know that I have moved into a new home in my same mobile home park in San Jose. I have a special room in my new house that I meet with the Lord, reflecting on the truths studied deeply in years past. A little perplexed but with some understanding, I have asked the Lord what it is, more clearly, that’s happening in my spirit (knowing we are tri-part in our person: spirit, soul and body [1 Thess. 5:23; Hebrews 4:12]) as I am presently stronger in spirit than ever, yet neurologically declining rather quickly in my natural brain.

My answer from Him came in a deeper way in my early morning hours this morning. Let me begin with a quote from Jessie Penn Lewis from her book Life Out of Death:

“If God gives you a message [a word within the WORD] which He means for you to take hold of, He holds you, even when you appear to lose it. His word given to you lays hold of you. That word has divine life and energy in it and can grip you and hold you to it. God requires your co-operation of course and you must actively take the word by faith, but the power is in the word itself when God has spoken it to you.”

Has he spoken a word to you which at one time gripped your heart and gave you faith? Did you lose patience while waiting for that particular promise to be fulfilled? Here is another word within the Word that He wants you to receive from Galatians 6:8-9 (Amplified):

Keep sowing to the spirit “…and let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”

Be assured dear friends, that even though my outer man is decaying, my inner man is receiving an eternal weight of glory. The seeds from God’s word, having been planted in past years, are coming to full bloom in my spirit.

Presently I have come to realize that to the natural eye one might conclude that I am in a life decline, but in reality it has become harvest time in my spirit, my inner life. In reality I am experiencing the latter rains promised in Joel 2:23. Thank You Lord, for this season. (Ecc. 3:11)

To You our God and enthroned Jesus Christ I ascribe glory due Your name.

All for His glory,

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