Tuesday, March 28, 2006

My my, I'm 50 years old today. I can't believe it. I never really thought I'd be 50. No, I didn't imagine I'd die before reaching 50. I just never really imagined myself that age. That was always an age way out in the distant future. Other people reached 50, but not me. Well, here I am. Fifty years old, --and I don't feel a day over 35.

I heard this little poem this weekend and really liked it. It is so true, I believe. It's about our sin problem. And as much as I try to hide my sin problem, it is still there, --just big as life. I HAVE A SIN PROBLEM! I can't stop sinning. I hate it, I wish I didn't, but I continue to over and over everyday. And every sin is really sin against my Lord.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Psalm 51:4


What a shame. Thinking of this, I could get really down and upset about it. I deserve hell and death. How can I escape it? I've earned it. I deserve it.

OH, but there is hope for me! Even me, who is full of sin. My hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is perfect, and he died to pay for MY sins. When God looks at me, he sees my substitute & savior. He doesn't see my sin. I am perfect in the Lord Jesus Christ! What wonderful news!!

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1



I May Try

I may try but I can’t repent,
tho I endeavor often.
This stony heart just will not relent,
till my soul God does soften.

I may try but I can’t love,
Tho pressed by love devine.
No argument has the power to move
a heart as cold as mine.

I may try but I can’t rest
in God’s holy will.
I know he appoints what is best,
but I murmur at it still.

Oh, would I, but believe,
then all would easy be.
I should, but this I know
all faith must come from thee.

7 comments:

Lodykaja said...

How about momma & daddy?? Do you think they thought they would ever be 50. Not only that but they have 50 year old children? A couple of them and more one the way!!

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!!!
Love
Whitney

Carol said...

One of the things I am learning is that old people (like me) are really just like everybody else. When I was younger, I guess I thought they were some different breed. They were different from me, had different thoughts and ideas. But we're really not. I 'feel' just the same as I did when I was young. I just have a little more experience now. But I'm still the same person. That's odd to me somehow, But I know it's true. And it helps me see older people in a different light.

And Thanks Whitney!

bosephus said...

The writer of the poem knows our Lord and his Soverign Grace.

Eileen~ said...

I've been offline for a time and so missed your birthday. Happy 50th Carol, I have 8 years on you and I can relate. I never, ever thought I would be this old...:)

Awesome truth in the poem and thank you for the reminder of our God and His Grace to us in the Lord Jesus Christ. I can never hear it enough!

Carol said...

Thanks Eileen,

I know what you mean about our Lord's wonderful grace. It is truly amazing!

Mr Pineapples said...

50?

You look more like 32.

Keep up the good work