Survival Prayer

After turning the big 50 last year, I find myself thinking about my health and my well being. I wonder how long I will live. I notice the age of people obituary in the paper. There seems to be too many that are near my age. I understand that this will continue until my picture and obit is there.  I realize that these kind of thoughts are pretty negative. However, I don’t want to stick my head in the sand and pretend that this life goes on forever.  I also don’t want to live in fear of dying. I believe that this life is a “dress rehearsal” for the next life.  I do want to live a full and healthy life while I’m here.  David writes a desperate prayer of survival and in an odd sort of way it blessed me. Check this out…

 4 I am afraid;
       my courage is gone.  
5 I remember what happened long ago;
       I consider everything you have done.
       I think about all you have made.
 6 I lift my hands to you in prayer.
       As a dry land needs rain, I thirst for you.
 7 Lord, answer me quickly,
       because I am getting weak.
    Don’t turn away from me,
       or I will be like those who are dead.
 8 Tell me in the morning about your love,
       because I trust you.
    Show me what I should do,
       because my prayers go up to you.
 9 Lord, save me from my enemies;
       I hide in you.
 10 Teach me to do what you want,
       because you are my God.
    Let your good Spirit
       lead me on level ground.
 11 Lord, let me live
       so people will praise you.
    In your goodness
       save me from my troubles. (Psalm 142:4-11 NCV)

I want to live my life on the level ground with Him. I know that there are times when the ground is steep because I’m headed up to the mountain top or down to the valley. I really just want to be where the His Spirit leads me.  I want to grow in my deep trust of the Lord so that others may see Him in me.

I want to thrive in Him – more that simply survive this life. The abundant life for me is possible with Him as the Director.He is preparing me for the main act on the big stage of eternity.

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
 Pressing On!
Dwayne

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