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OLD AND GRAY


Best Verse: Psalm 71:18 “And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.”

STILL USE ME

It happens to us all, if we live long enough. We get old and gray.  You may color your hair to hide the gray, but underneath it all, it is still gray and you’re still old.  Age has a way of doing that.  And that’s okay.  Getting old is just part of the cycle of life.  I don’t mind at all.

Like the Psalmist here in Psalm 71, I want to be used by God even when I am old and gray.  Why?  How?  I want to declare Him to the next generation. I want to pass on the faith.  I want to see them come to know Him and live for him.  And any believer can do that.  They can pass on the knowledge God has given them.

TEACHING MOMENT

Teaching our children, passing on the truths of God’s Word to the next generation, is our job.  We are called by God to instruct and train them.  This doesn’t stop when our children leave home, though. This task continues until God calls US home.  We have the opportunity to invest in our grandchildren and even, if God allows, our great grandchildren.  What a privilege.

We declare His strength and power. How?  By living it daily.  As we age our bodies get weaker.  Duh, right? I mean, if you are over 50 and not feeling your age, more power to you.  By relying on the Lord’s strength and His power, you are a living testimony to Him. Your family and friends will see that. 

So, how are you doing with this whole aging thing? Are you old and gray?  Are you still sharing with the future generations? God has given you a task to perform. You aren’t finished yet.  Take on each day with a vengeance.  Let Him empower you today.

Lord, there are days when I am physically weary.  I can accept that.  But don’t let me ever get spiritually weary.  Give me Your power and strength today.

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