Growing Older

Bible Reading: Psalm 92:5-15
Author: Mrs. Jenny Calvert (Texas, USA)
Tuesday 9 April 2019 © The Upper Room.
I am growing older.  It shows in my face, and I feel it in my bones.  My body does not perform the way it did when I was younger; my reflexes are slower, and I have more aches and pains.  But as I grow older, I realise I am also gaining new insights and a new kind of strength.

The Bible says that grey hair is a crown of glory (Prov. 16:31).  I am still able to do the work of the Lord.  I actually have more time to read and meditate on scripture, pray, and listen to God’s voice than I did when I was younger.  Even though my hearing is not what it used to be, I am growing more in tune with God’s voice.  My mind is not as sharp, but I am growing more grateful for the Lord’s blessings.  My reactions are slower, but I am quicker to depend on God.  My eyesight might not be perfect, but I am able to see God’s greatness more than ever.  I am learning that with age comes spiritual maturity.

In all times of life, we can be mindful of God’s blessings.  Every season of our life has a purpose.  God does not cast us off in our old age, just because our strength is failing; God can use all people for the work of the kingdom.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for using us for the work of your kingdom in all stages of life.  Help us remember that we can serve you regardless of our age.  Amen.
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