Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Young At Heart?

Youth is eager to explore, ready for discovery, ambitious to learn new things.

Matthew 15.6b
Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

The young at heart is willing to search out the heart of God at risk of being challenged to change. The young at heart is that new wineskin our Lord spoke about, able to take in new wine, adaptable for growth and movement.

Even at the ripe old age of fifty-one I find that I must maintain a young heart if I want to continue to experience the movement of the Holy Spirit. Sons of God are led by the Spirit of God and I want to continue to walk with Him, sensing His promptings, doing great exploits. Will the time come for sitting on the shelf? It didn't for Caleb. It won't for those who wait upon the Lord thus finding their strength renewed.

So I desire today to set aside crustiness, weariness, stubbornness, and pride. Have I discovered things in the past? Learned something and applied it? Searched out His heart and adapted to change? Yes.

Does that mean I have arrived? No.

Must I be prepared today to set aside something more? Change for Him if He asks? Accept that one of my traditions may have missed the mark? Yes.

I like my traditions. But they may not wholly honor Him. Let go of the comfortable and familiar and find out His ways. They are so much higher and often unfamiliar. Let's be those who discover them.

Oh, to continue learning and growing.

Oh, to be young at heart -- even at the ripe old age of fifty-one.


Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

methinks you are neither ripe nor old.

spoken like an (old) friend!

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a quote yesterday from a woman who just turned 101...
"If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have some things differently."
Appreciated your post!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops- "...I would have DONE some things differently."
You get the idea!

10:35 AM  

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