You can click About growing young anytime you want to know what this blog is all about, but here it is anyway.
In 2 Corinthians 4:5-18, Paul writes,
You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.
But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.” We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
That, really, is what this blog is all about – growing younger on the inside by the renewing, refreshing, rejuvenating power of the Word and the Spirit. It’s about sharing life tools for the journey with Jesus this side of eternity. It’s about experiences and insights and struggles and victories and joys and sufferings. It’s about living with passion to be all God created me to be, for His fame in this generation and the next.
A bit about me:
Wife to Murray, mom to Cameron and Scott, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, aunt, colleague, teacher, learner, traveller, writer, adventurer, speaker, blogger, baker, hiker, bed snuggler, barefoot walker, letter writer, prayer warrior, tea drinker, home maker, book reader, chick-flick watcher, and lover of: the outdoors, Africa, music, poetry, cappuccinos, seasons, stars, sunrises, sunsets, dancing, golden retrievers and catching trains in foreign countries.
You’ll find regular posts on this blog, and you can follow via email or RSS feed. You can expect posts that will encourage you to grow younger on the inside as you grow to be more like Jesus, and they will be categorised according to Luke 2:52 (‘And Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and all the people) – intellectual, physical, spiritual and relational wellbeing.
Be blessed as you read!
My other blogs are Cameron Reyburn (which is a 2 ½ year journey all about our eldest son, Cameron, who is visually impaired), Celebrating Life (which is all about my boys) and The Adventures of the Tiny Folk (which is a collection of children’s stories about a fascinating tribe of small people).
I am so excited about this blog, Dee, can’t wait to read your posts!