Heavenly Father, holy is thy name.  Thank you, Father, for listening to me and answering my prayers.


  Lord, I want to thank you for allowing me to live as long as I have. I pray that, however many more days you bless me to live, I live each day like it's my last regardless of my age, and not take any of it for granted.  


Father, above that, I pray that I focus mostly on what's in my heart, more than what is on my  exterior, and aim to keep it pure and holy. 


I also pray that I continue to bring glory and honor to your name each and every day and aim to be a blessing wherever I go.


In Jesus name. Amen.







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The Godly Woman's Guide: Weekly Inspiration 
Aging Is a Blessing 
Monday, March 7, 2011


Not too long ago, a friend of mine in her fifties stopped by my house for a brief moment.  As we sat back and conversed she reminded me that someone we both knew in his sixties had died. It shocked me that he was only in his sixties when he passed.  So I replied, "What! He was only sixty?  That's young!" And she said, "No, he was old--that's old!"


You know, getting older is a blessing and not a curse as some in the world would have us think. The world would like us to believe that older people are useless and undesirable, but that's simply not true. 


I remember a few years ago when I got my first gray hair. Don't laugh, but I screamed when I noticed it! Okay, you can laugh. But as I've gotten older and acquired more gray hairs, I'm actually looking forward to growing older! I like sporting my gray crown (honor, prize, trophy)! I also look forward to being able to take more vacations with my spouse and being a grandma and spending time with my (future) grandkids, a blessing indeed.


Do you remember the recent edition of Good Housekeeping Magazine with Valerie Bertinelli on the front cover, where they touted, "This is what fifty looks like"? Yes, she looked good for fifty but that's because fifty is not old! At least not in my book, or the holy book! Methuselah lived to be 969 years old and Adam lived to 930 (Gen. 5:27 and 5:5). So anything under a hundred is not considered old, not to me! What do you think?


How many people do you know who never lived to see twenty, forty or sixty? Probably many. I want to live and age however long Father God wants me to. My only hope and prayer is that if God blesses me to live into my eighties or nineties or even hundreds, I will be healthy enough to continue to carry out His will for my life. And one thing I know for sure: having a positive outlook about age, and seeing it as the blessing that it is, will make that all the more possible.





Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life (Prov. 16:31).



Ladies, once again I hope this edition of The Godly Woman's Guide Weekly Inspiration was encouraging and uplifting to you--the precious and beloved godly woman! Don't hesitate to contact me for prayer and let me know what I can do to serve you better. May God our holy Father in heaven continue to bless you and keep you so that you may remain to be a blessing to your family and your community and wherever you go!


Terri Temple

Founder, The Godly Woman's Guide


Terri Temple is a godly woman and devout Christian wholeheartedly devoted to God and His church. She is also a Christian author, publisher and speaker. She edited and published two popular award-winning magazines and authored her first book 31 Days to a New You in Christ in 2007 and has two more books scheduled for release later this year. 


She has won many awards in relation to her company Award Winning Publishing & Media including Micro Business Award, Women of Great Vision, and a Certificate of Commendation from US State Senator Harry Reid among others.  Her goal for her company is to build up the Lord's church and to encourage church members to go from being called to being chosen and be totally committed to God through her books, website, newsletters, conferences etc.



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