As I go about my days I have a lot of time to meditate, ponder, and think. Whether it’s working around the farm or in my study there is very little distraction unless grand- children are around. If they are around here it is a whole different ball-game. They demand attention and I am glad to give it.
This morning, I was contemplating about the seasons of life that we all go through, and how different they are. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would EVER retire from what I was doing I would have given you a very emphatic “NO”. The Lord has blessed me in that there are few times in my life that I haven’t enjoyed very much what I was doing. When your occupation doesn’t seem like work you are blessed.
The “stage of life” that I am currently in is the most enjoyable and productive, I feel, of my life. It’s amazing the changes that the Lord makes in our hearts, and the desires He gives us at particular times; saying that, I have never been busier in my entire life. But it is almost all doing the things that I also enjoy. This blog, and my readers and followers and people that I follow are very much a part of that enjoyment.
Can I say that I’m retired? Yes, I am retired from actively making money. Have I retired from life? Not a chance!! The only thing that has changed is what I am doing full-time. Do I look forward to the future with great anticipation? No doubt!!
I wake up very early every morning with great expectation of where The Lord will lead me this day; of what unexpected events may occur, what people I may share with, and hopefully be able to bless somebody in some way. I am very grateful to God for the opportunities to serve Him daily to share His love and encouragement. Paul spoke to the Phillipians some of my favorite words:
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phillipians 2:13).
May we be sensitive to Him, and follow where He leads us next. When you are following His path you will never get lost.
This is the last post I will personally write for a week. Lord willing, I will return on Monday, the 16th. We are taking a trip for a little relaxation. I will still have my daily post of Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook, as well as an Oswald Chamber’s post every day. I hope that you will enjoy some of them. If you comment I may be slow in getting back to you.
Until the 16th, Lord willing,