Friday, August 26, 2011


I think about "older" lots.

Older means that I'm growing. Growing in ways that I can't always see. Growing to be older. Growing to learn more.

Growing to be more like Jesus.

At least, that's what I want to be doing. If we aren't growing towards Jesus, then we're growing the wrong direction.

I don't want to grow down. I want to grow up.

Up towards the Son.

Up towards that place where happiness and Love reigns forever.

I want to grow older in Jesus. And I might have a lot of time left on this earth. I might be Home tomorrow. But I want to use every minute, every second of this "growing older" to glorify Him.

If someone is reflecting on my life 1 year, 10 years, or even 100 years from now. I don't want them to see me.

I want them to see Him.

Because if they see Jesus through me, then I know that every tear, every pain, every hardship will be worth it.

If they see Jesus in me, I will have grown in Him.

And that is all I want to do with my life.

{writing prompt: Older}


JennyRain said...

this is so lovely... your words and your goal of growing more like Him is simply magnificent :)

Beth said...

Growing UP, love it! And I love the picture you chose to use. Have a great weekend!