If you are reading this post then this applies to you. If you are a believer and still breathing that only means one thing the Lord's purpose for your life is not yet fulfilled. The word retire does not appear in Heaven's lexicon.
This is for all you women that are no longer teenagers, perhaps your children are now in college or working and you are wondering what you are going to do with your life now? What does it all mean when we find ourselves with more free time that we have ever had, what are we to do?
Listen to the the beautiful promise given to all believers no matter their age. "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." John 14:26. Did you catch that part about bring to your remembrance all the words of Christ? Wow! We have no excuse for sitting on the sidelines regarding kingdom work anymore. Now is our time, we are to show up, and speak up for the gospel of Jesus Christ!
"The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green. To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him." Psalm 92: 12-15.
PLANTED denotes a very deliberate action, everything about you God deliberately planned and gifted you to enable you to accomplish all that He has for you to do, to fulfill His purpose for your life.
FLOURISH to grow vigorously, succeed, to be at the peak of development, activity, influence, production, to be in one's prime.
YIELDING FRUIT Hallelujah! God's plan is always for His children to bear fruit for His glory and so prove that we are always and forever disciples of Christ.
FULL OF SAP, VERY GREEN sap provides life and nutrients to the branches, we must be full of the Holy Spirit, full of God's Word, full of life to produce fruit for God. Very green, flexible, we are to be flexible to the leading of the Spirit, not rigid and set in our ways or the traditions of man.
DECLARE THE LORD Open your mouth to speak life, encouragement, that which is good, praise worthy, speak praise, speak the gospel and win souls, speak truth, speak in agreement with God's Word, speak always with thanksgiving, speak prayers of true intercession on behalf of others.''
Ladies our outward beauty may be fading, we may have a few wrinkles here and there, or perhaps we ache in a few places but that has nothing whatsoever to do with your worth to Jesus Christ! Our tongues can minister life to others, our hands are to bless others in service, prayer or other ministry. We are to mentor the younger women.
Our beauty comes thru when others experience Jesus love for them...thru us.
Our eyes shine not from eye shadow or eye liner but rather from the reflected light of Christs' glory and grace.
Our lips are full not due to Botox, but because of the constant praises to our God.
Our fashion statement is not off the rack where anyone can purchase the same thing. We are not of this world, We are to desire only our Divine Designer's originals, no knock offs are available because try as he might Satan can never duplicate them! These Divine Designer's originals are white as snow because we are clothed in righteousness and covered with the fruit of the Spirit that brings glory to God.
And our glow does not come from a tanning bed, and our glow does not fade for it comes from spending time alone with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ladies that is a true glow!! Ladies, lets strive to be aglow with the Spirit!
Ladies remind one another that we are deliberately planted, we are still alive, we need to be about our Father's business while it is still day. Let us encourage one another to flourish and bear fruit. Ladies let us pray for one another that we might grow in the wisdom and knowledge of our LORD, let us pray that He will set our hearts on fire with love for Him! Ladies, let's pray!