Sunday, March 15, 2009

PROJECT 365...Week 11(kinda)


To participate in Project 365...for more, go here:
http://thebowyers.blogspot.com/2009/03/project-365-week-11.html

My picture is not from this week, but it is a memory with a large group of very-special Christian women who mean the world to me in my every-day living.

I relish with every part of me the "together time" shared on the mountain of retreat, without the normal distractions of children, husbands, jobs, household chores, and cell phones (kinda).

The younger women revive my energies with their spontaneity...their energy that permeates everything they do...I remember being that energetic and wanting to "get in" all I could every day. Back then, my days' words were "go, go, go", "see, see, see", not caring where I had to drive, or walk, so I could involve myself in the latest things (movies and shopping especially). These young ladies have a large strength of faith and understanding of grace. I was a Christian at their age...but I'm not sure I understood His grace as soon as they have. They share their love of the Lord...every day!
The women closer to my age ARE where I am or have been recently or SOON will be. Our kids are close to the same ages which churns many talks about how, when, and sometimes what are we to do.
A little slower?, yes...now going a little less often...however, I surely drink in the surroundings and the people where ever I am. I still love movies (but I've set more limits on what I will see now...being more intolerant of some things). I still love shopping, but my legs give out sooner and don't have the EXTRA cash to spend on myself (thoughts creep in about up-coming college payments and my hands quickly let go of that NEWEST purse I'd love to buy).

The women older in body (but still very young in spirit) are the cherished "Women of Great Wisdom"...they complete my "thinking back" on this wonderful weekend of sharing.
Their wise words, filled with God's truths and promises, taught not waste the fleeting time with the "not so important". Sweet words enticed all who heard to concentrate on treasures gained for the Eternal.

So, while I am HERE, before the Eternal, I am to be working as if for the Lord, Himself. How can I make my existence count...How can you make your existence count??

Pray this with me..."Lord, may we show our love for You in everything we do...every situation, every where, in every relation of life!"

AMEN & AMEN

How are you working for the Lord today?


Coloss. 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.

7 comments:

sara said...

how wonderful to have all those women, young and old, pouring into your life!!!

Great post!

Kim said...

What a great post! You preach it Jubisista!

God is so good to put women in our lives that meet our need for "girl time". Love my hubby to pieces but sometimes I just gotta talk to a girlfriend! I really, really, really miss my girls back home but I'm thankful that God is already bringing new ones into my life here. And some of them are new friends via blogging! :-)

Lisa said...

I love to it under an older woman and soak up her experiences and lessons.

Charlotte said...

I can relate to this. I have had so many wonderful Christian women who have impacted my life over the years. Now to add to all these lovely women, God has allowed me to get to know so many great Christian women out there in blogland. You of course are one of them. God is so good.
Charlotte

Faye said...

GREAT POST.WE HAVE AN AWSOM GOD!JUST STOPPED BY FOR A VISIT.I AM ALSO A GA.BLOGGER.HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

Connie said...

I feel the same way about all the women in my life. Love the faith and energy of the young ones and to be able to encourage them as they go through this stage of life and then to share with those our age or older. It kinda completes you in a way. Thanks for coming by my blog recently and you asked about the cake plates with the ribbons...I got them at Marshall's last summer. Keep looking though it was worth it...they are twice the price in the boutique type stores where I originally saw them. Thanks for sharing.. Connie

Greg C said...

Good question. I am working on myself today. I have some personal grooming to do and then I will get back to some special people around me.