I love fashion – what’s the latest trend, what’s cool, cute, on sale – BUT certainly not WRINKLED! Well, come with me to God’s Word – where the robes are neatly pressed, for sure – however, the wrinkles are where all wrinkles go on anyone past 40…..and NOT on the robes – so look again….and remember, there were no anti-aging wrinkle creams available at the Mall or their favorite Internet cosmetics store then! The wrinkles were resplendent for all to see!
And so what? For you see, wrinkles might matter to us; they DON’T matter to God!
Ask some radical robe-wearing saints in the Bible……Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Anna…Wrinkles don’t matter when you’re wearing God’s Robe and doing His Will!
Oh, sure, use the wrinkle-creams as much as you can…but don’t let the aging process wear you down. Know that we serve an ageless God…and if He can use Abraham, Sarah, Moses, and Anna, He can use YOU–and ME–righteous wrinkles and all–remember, the Robes of Righteousness are without flaw and wrinkle-free!!
Wear that rad Robe of Righteousness with pride today; enjoy the blessings and love of the Lord in your life. Share it with another–be a proud, grateful member of the “wrinkled righteous” – and let’s everyone over 40 meet me at the CHOCOLATE SHOP to celebrate the years God has given us–and still has ahead of us! I want chocolate-chip, how about you!
P.S. Should you be in the under-40 crowd, don’t despair–your day is coming! So just go to the mall and find yourself a “rad robe” – but hold onto that REAL robe of His righteousness designed just for you! You might want to save this devo, along with your magnifying mirror–might be able to use it that day when YOUR first real wrinkle appears!!
Scripture: “Thou wilt prolong the king’s life, and his years as many generations. He shall abide before God forever; oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. So will I sing praise unto thy name forever, that I may daily perform my vows (Psalm 61:6-8).”
Scripture: “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not, until I have shown thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come (Psalm 71:18).”
Prayer: “Lord, I look in the mirror–and they are there–the wrinkles I dread, I try to ignore, I try to hide. Help me to accept the aging process and know I am not on my way to uselessness or down-sizing in YOUR Kingdom…You use us all, at whatever age–years of experience are meant to bless, not curse us. Help us to see ourselves from Your perspective and use us all–from eight to eighty–and beyond–in Your Kingdom where age is never a qualification! Thank You for the years You have given me–and are still to give me; may I use them for YOU, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
–Adapted from a former devo. Read this complete devotional here!.
–Copyright 2013 by Peggie C. Bohanon, Springfield, MO 65803. All rights reserved.
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