Who do I want to be like when I grow up?

Who do I want to be like when I grow up? I want to be like Miss Doris.

This week I was blessed to be able to sing for the senior luncheon at a local church. It was about a month ago that I got a call from Miss Doris, the lady who plans the programs and gets people to come to speak or entertain. 

Who do I want to be like when I grow up?

Miss Doris is living out the tagline of this website- still producing fruit in old age. “How old”, you may ask? Miss Doris is 94 years old! Clearly, she was in charge that day. She was sharp as a tack. Yes, she was in a wheelchair and kept repeating herself about where she lived, but she was still in the zone. She has been getting people to come to the luncheons to entertain since 2003. I want to be that capable and spirited at 94 years old. 

Who do I want to be like when I grow up?

I also want to be like Miss Hetti, who is 95 and still drives to work out at the senior center!

May God grant us the grace to stay as strong and vibrant as possible for as long as possible, because with God all things are possible!

Hands and feet pierced

We are accepted and secure in Christ because of what He did for us. Here are a few scriptures that affirm that truth. Do any stand out to you? What do you think? “Leave a Reply” below with your answer.

  • I am Accepted in Christ

  • I am God’s child (John 1:12)

  • I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

  • I am justified (Rom. 5:1)

  • I am united with the Lord and one with Him in spirit (1 Cor. 6:17)

  • I have been bought with a price. I belong to God (1 Cor. 6:20)

  • I am a member of Christ’s body (1 Cor. 12:27)

  • I am a saint (Eph. 1:1)

  • I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph. 1:5)

  • I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)

  • I have been redeemed and forgiven of my sins (Col. 1:14)

  • I am complete in Christ (Col. 2:10)

I am Secure in Christ

  • I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8:1-2)

  • I am assured that all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28)

  • I am free from any condemning charges against me
    (Rom. 8:33-34)

  • I cannot be separated from God (Rom. 8:35; 38-39)

  • I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God
    (2 Cor. 1:21-22)

  • I am confident the good work God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1:6)

  • I am a citizen of Heaven (Phil. 3:20)

  • I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)

  • I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:7)

  • I can find grace and mercy to help me in time of need (Heb. 4:16)

  • I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me (1 John 5:18)

I am Significant in Christ

  • I am the salt and light of the earth (Mat. 5:13-14)

  • I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15:1,5)

  • I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)

  • I am a personal witness for Christ (Acts 1:8)

  • I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3:16)

  • I am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:17-20)

  • I am God’s coworker (2 Cor. 6:1)

  • I am seating with Christ in the Heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)

  • I can approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)

  • I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength (Phil. 4:13)


His righteousness

Ps. 96:1 says “Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord, all the earth.”

The song “I Am Acceptable” was written to both encourage people who do not believe in their God-given abilities and talents, and to introduce people to the gospelI Am Acceptable is my life story and the difference that Jesus Christ has made in my life, of how I found grace and confidence in Christ.
Churches are free to use this song, which is copyrighted, for non-commercial use. I hope you find these words encouraging. (Here is the YouTube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXouaII7TU

I Am Acceptable

Vs. 1: The kids at school made fun of me when I was just a lad. They laughed at me and called me names and acted really bad. They said that I was not too cool, that I did not fit in. But then I met King Jesus, and found my worth in Him.”

Chorus: I am acceptable in Christ. I am acceptable in Him. Thou I may not always live it, still the Bible tells me so. I am acceptable in Him.

Vs. 2: As I grew up I found out soon my confidence was gone. I could not find the courage or strength to carry on. While others were successful, it seemed that I had none. Until I met the Savior, and He made me His own.

Chorus: So I am confident in Christ. Yes I am confident in Him. Though I may not always feel it, still I know His hand is sure. So I am confident in Him.

Vs. 3: When I accepted Jesus, my sins were paid in full. Even though I mess up still, His blood still bought my soul. I cannot change my status now. I stand complete in Him. I know I’m bound for Heaven, and am forgiven of my sin.

Chorus: I am forgiven in Christ. Yes, I’m forgiven in Him. Though my heart may say I’m guilty, still Christ’s blood has bought my soul. I am forgiven in Him.

Vs. 4: You’d think that when God sees me, He see a sinner true. He knows that I’m not perfect. Well, hey neither are you. His grace is so amazing. I cannot understand, how God could look through Jesus and see a clean pure man.

Chorus: Still I look clean to God in Christ. Yes I look clean to God in Him. For God looks straight through the blood of Him who died to save my soul, so I look clean to God in Him.