Greetings from The Front Porch!
I might be middle aged but I am not old. Despite what the commercials might say or the ads might read, in God’s economy, I am young, I am youthful, and I have only just begun. Age is more of an attitude then a number, the older I get the more I find this to be true.
The look on her face was that of shock and pleasure as she sized me up, from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. “Mom, you look great, you look so young, what are you doing different?”
This sentence brought a smile to my face as my fifteen-year-old daughter continued to giggle at the fact that her middle-aged mom could look so hip. OK, the look so hip part is what I read into as she giggled at me. As my family would say, “she has positive distorted hearing,” hey, it works for me.
With pure joy, I was able to share with her that I had not been doing anything different except clamming God’s truth over my life and then walking in it and I believed that is what she was seeing.
Just last week I read in Psalms how God renews my youth and that I am always young in his presence. With that knowledge, I decided that when I would look in the mirror I would remind myself how young and youthful I am to my heavenly Father.
There is power in the spoken word and I believe that as I walk in those truths and allow them to penetrate my heart, soul and my mind I actually take on the physical results of believing HIS word never fails.
So today, this middle aged women celebrates that fact that I am young, I am youthful and I am beautifully made in my fathers image, regardless of how I feel, look or what the world would like me to believe.
He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you're always young in his presence.
Psalm 103:3-5 (MSG)