Oh my! In every conversation I've had with my Daddy (age 93) lately, he has said things that I have quickly written down to remember. Some are simple things ... and some more profound. But, I feel like I keep learning new things from him ... about him ... with him. And, sometimes it is just that what he says confirms what I have been hearing from the Lord.
In a conversation this past weekend, we were discussing all of the job options I had the past 2 months, and how the Lord continued to confirm to me that I needed to be home with my kids. I am so very thankful that my sweet Daddy never once told me, "But, you need to get a job to pay your bills." No. He always agreed with me that we must continue to seek the Lord for wisdom, and respond to whatever He is calling us to (even if it doesn't always make sense).
He ended our conversation by saying, "When I look back on my life ... I made 2 Big Blunders, and both of them were when I wasn't hearing from the Lord."
First of all, isn't it amazing that, at 93, he can say that he only made TWO Big Blunders in his life? Wow!
Secondly, doesn't it encourage you to do your very best to hear from the Lord?
I pray that I will be able to say the same thing when I am in my 90s. And ... hopefully I won't even be able to look back and see 2 Big Blunders. Wouldn't that be amazing ... to live our lives so connected to the Lord that we can finish strong ... and not see any Big Blunders?
And ... just in case you are wondering ... I do hope and "plan" to live to be 100. (smile) I have a great-uncle that will be 103 in July, and he is still living in the house that I visited him at when I was just a young girl. My great-granddad lived to be 96 or 97. My grandpa on 1 side lived to 92 ... and my grandma on the other side lived to 93. Grandpa played golf just a couple of weeks before he died ... and Grandma played the organ for 7 services per week at her retirement center, up until a month or so before she passed away. So, I come from a looooong line of folks who lived life to its fullest until well into their 90s. Praying that the Lord allows Jim and I such a life, as well.
Can you imagine how many grandkids and great-grandkids we could have by then?