When I read, I am always looking for a little snippet of Holy Spirit insight. When I take pictures, it is God's eye that is my gift with which to see. I love this "trinity" shot.
I am reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. A snippet ...
"I have aged ...
My skin has the crinkled appearance of wax paper that someone has tried to flatten and reuse. My eyes fail me often-in the darkness, when headlights flash, when rain falls. It is unnerving, this new unreliability in vision. Perhaps that's why I find myself looking backward. The past has a clarity I can no longer see in the present."
Yes, to the crinkled skin and eyes failing. Reflection is good, looking back over one's life in a review of what we did well, what we learned in failure and how we grew. Don't get stuck there, though...live!
Getting older is simply enjoying another day on the journey between life and death. We choose to make each day important; who we help, how we treat others, our compassion, and kindness. I am a work in progress. I am the clay, and He is the potter. I am a simple person with the desire for God to use me. My blessings are many. I am filled with gratitude. I am nothing without the one who planned this journey for me.
Today, I got a text from Danny Andrews, a longtime friend. It included this snippet from a book ...
Anything I have ever done has been done with key players that God has positioned. We all have a purpose in God's plan. When he throws the clay, he takes imperfection and creates a useful vessel.
We (Believers) all have times where we question our ability and spiritual influence. Through God's ministry team members the Holy Spirit nudges and they deliver encouragement to affirm my life's ministry.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
God is faithful!