Friday, February 17, 2012

Race to the Finish!

A large part of my ministry! (minus the newest one)

So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
Psalm 71:18

If you have the time today, read the entire psalm.  What a prayer to pray!  I must go back and meditate more on this wonderful psalm.  But this verse is one that I often pray (in my own words:  "Lord, may I finish strong!")  Some of you are just beginning life's ministry as young moms, perhaps home schooling children, or as daughters who care for their parents and love on others.  Some are in the middle of your time of giving, trying to reach out to those around you.  Some, like me, are in the beginning of the twilight years.  I don't particularly like to think I'm getting older, but you know what?  I AM!  So I must consider that I don't have as many years to make an impact on the world as do others.  So my prayer is:  "May I finish strong!"

What is your goal from this point on in your life?  I have a little different ministry from that of the past, one that I love nonetheless.  God has given me a wonderful husband, 3 children, 3 children-in-law, and 13 grandchildren , as well as some "adopted" ones to share the love and knowledge of Christ with.  He has also given me the responsibility to share with others the greatness and wonder of a Lord and Savior who loves even the worst of sinners who will incline their hearts toward Him.  I don't have an "out there" ministry that impacts much of society.  But I am responsible for what God gives me.  May I finish strong!  And may you, as well.

Finishing strong together,
Gloria




7 comments:

Carla

Our family is experiencing change...change can cause anxiety and other junk that Satan throws at us. Your reminder here is just what I needed. May I focus on Finishing Strong for Him!
Praying together - to finish strong!

Angelia

may i finish strong, as well.
opportunity awaits everyday to show His love to others

Belinda

Oh Gloria! What a beautiful family! Your beauty shines and I can tell how happy you are. I too have only a personal "in here" ministry caring for my grandson, but that doesn't make it any less important. God put me in this place at this time to do this job. And I am happy with that! I just hope I do it justice and please Him in the doing of it.

Cranberry Morning

Beautiful photo - and great post, Gloria. I think now that I have learned of the sovereignty of God, I no longer dwell on my failures but on God's absolute power to change hearts. May I finish strong as well, always putting my trust in Jesus!

Under Her Wings

Our large families are our ministry now. So true, so true and I love it!!! Love you my wonderful friend. I don't know how I do now anything without you. You were such a dear friend and I miss you around to know where the scripture is found and to encourage me to memorize scripture and to be accountable. You are so smart and Godly!! I was so fortunate to serve with you for a few years. Very meaningful years because fruit has come of it. Now fruit will come from our grandchildren and children!! We are very blessed! I love you so much and thank you for being my friend! You are a precious sister to me!!!

Heather's Blog-o-rama

What a beautiful family you have :) :) Have a great weekend, Gloria. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Linda Stubbs

Love this picture of your adorable family.......catching up on reading.......life is so busy it seems. I want to join you in the race and end up strong.......learning to be satisfied. I love you sweet friend!!!!!!!!!

hugs, me

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