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Blessings and Beyond

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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The beginning of a new year is a wonderful time to reflect back on the blessings God has given us throughout the previous year as well as to set goals, re-evaluate our priorities and make plans for the future. Our prior year’s calendar is a way to gauge in capsule form our effectiveness and involvement with our family, church and community.

Of course, one of the first things we do is to organize our calendars for the upcoming year. Whether it is a visible calendar placed on a wall, table or desk or some sort of electronic scheduler, we all live by the clock and calendar. In other words, we are constantly looking beyond.

The launch of a new year is a good time to reflect on our personal ministries. A person’s daily activities should always reveal the love of God to others. Not only should we minister to our family but also find ways to be involved in the care and concern of others. In other words, how can I be a blessing? This will assist us in becoming more aware not only of the “blessings” we receive but to see “beyond” to the needs of our fellow man.

God’s blessings to us are innumerable; however, we need to look beyond as to how we can minister to others. Then, as we share through our ministry, we will be truly blessed. Thus . . . blessings and beyond!

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“Back Row” Christian

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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When you think of a “back row” Christian what comes to mind? A person who sits on the back row at church? Someone who does not hold any positions in the congregation? An individual who is not actively involved with any ministries of the church?

Although this phrase is commonly used for someone who sits on the back row at church, what comes to my mind is a person who is not totally committed to God. You can still do all the outward things at church that is expected of a member but still be a “back row” Christian.  A Christian’s first dedication should be to God.

Romans 12:1Romans 12:1
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12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your spiritual service.

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NAS admonishes us: “Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” A holy sacrifice is giving our all to God; living it on a day-to-day basis.

It really doesn’t matter where you sit, whether you have an important position or do what others expect you to do. The important thing is to present your body to God as a living and holy sacrifice. It is a challenge to live our lives as sacrifices to God. When we do, we are not the masters of our bodies and minds – God is. All that we do or think must conform to the God’s Word.

Are you a “back row” Christian or truly worshipping God with a holy sacrifice of worship?

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Spiritual GPS

Monday, May 14th, 2012

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A little boy came home from his first day at school.  His mother asked him, “Well, what did you learn today?”  He said, “Not enough.  They want me to come back tomorrow.”

I always had to go back too.  The truth is even after we get out of school we are still engaged in the learning process.  I was taught in college that you are not educated until you realize how much you do not know.

I would like to share a few lessons with you today that can result in the blessings of God and give you a better idea of His will for your life.
The first lesson is:  SOME THINGS ARE OBVIOUS – PROCEED WITH SPEED.          

Matthew 24:32-33Matthew 24:32-33
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32 Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh; 33 even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know ye that he is nigh, [even] at the doors.

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 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree:  As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.  Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”  Jesus was saying that some things are pretty obvious and tells us that the end of the age is coming.  Some things are obvious in life.   And when we see the obvious, we should know how to act and how to respond.

It is very clear in the Bible that we are to be a witness in word and deed.  Norman Cates tells the story of a Christian who prayed this prayer every morning:  “Lord, if you want me to witness to someone today, please give me a sign to show me who it is.”  One day he found himself on a nearly empty bus when a big, burly man sat next to him.  The timid believer anxiously waited for his stop so he could exit the bus.  But before he could get off, the big burly guy next to him burst into tears and began to weep.  This big but contrite man then cried out with a loud voice, “I’m a lost sinner and I need the Lord.  Won’t somebody tell me how to be saved?”  He turned to this Christian gentleman and pleaded, “Can you show me how to find the Lord?”  The believer immediately bowed his head and prayed, “Lord, is this a sign?”

There are Scriptures that make God’s will clear. We are to proceed with speed to put these in practice by God’s power in our lives.

Lesson two is:  SOME THINGS ARE NOT SO OBVIOUS – PROCEED WITH CAUTION.  

Have you seen those GPS guidance systems that you can get for your car?  Some are built in and some are portable.  You can plug them into your lighter or cell phone connection in your car.  Then you can touch the screen and tell it where you would like to go and it will give you the directions.  And if you miss turning at the street or intersection where you are supposed to go, it will tell where to go or what to do next.

Many times in life we don’t know which direction to turn or what to do.  We all need some kind of spiritual GPS guidance system.  Psalm 119:9-11Psalm 119:9-11
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9 Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed [thereto] according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: Oh let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee.

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 “How can a young man keep his way pure?  By living according to your word.  I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” This is our spiritual GPS system!

There are so many things that are leading us in the wrong direction.  We must follow our spiritual GPS.  The Word of God and the Holy Spirit give us the insight.  Some things in life are not so obvious – proceed with caution.  But if the Word of God spells it out clearly, avoid it.  Don’t go that way! But when it’s good and it’s clear and the light is green, then go for it!

(This blog is by guest contributer, Rev. Richard Fisher)

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Whatever

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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I do not hear this as frequently now, but several years ago people were constantly using the phrase “whatever”. When you asked a child, especially a teenager, to do something they disliked doing, they would retort, “whatever”. Sometimes I would even find myself when I didn’t want to deal with something at that time or didn’t know the solution, flippantly respond with, “whatever”.

Now when I hear the phrase it makes me think of a passage of scripture found in Philippians 4:8Philippians 4:8
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8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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NAS, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.”

After having this scripture seeded into my mind, every time I hear the phrase “whatever” my thoughts begin to think of this positive admonishment. Our thoughts should only be on those things which are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and of good repute. As we begin to take control of our thought life, all of these wonderful attributes should come into better focus. Nothing else really matters unless it meets these standards set by God.

Do I only accept what is true? Do I do what is honorable at all times? Do I do what is right? Are my actions and thoughts pure? Do the lovely things of this life hold prominence in my thoughts? Do I have a good reputation or character? If so, let your mind dwell on these things of excellence for they will be worthy of praise.

Now the phrase “whatever” takes on a new meaning. I will be more selective in using it but will have a positive reaction to hearing it. As you can see, the word does have value.

So . . . “whatever”!!!

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Giving Thanks

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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This blog was published in SBC Voices on 11/24/2010. 

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Thanksgiving is the act of giving thanks to a person or to God. It should be a genuine expression and acknowledgement of what has been done for us.

Ephesians 5:20Ephesians 5:20
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20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

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admonishes us: “Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.” There are so many things to be thankful for.

First of all, we should give thanks to God for the new life we have in Him because He gave us the gift of His Son. II Corinthians 9:15 states: “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.”

We should also be thankful for the daily provisions of God. “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19Philippians 4:19
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19 And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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Be thankful for your family. Regularly express to family members how thankful you are for them. Do thoughtful and caring acts on a daily basis.

Be sure to express thanks to your friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. The apostle Paul was a good example of writing thank you notes to his fellow laborers in Christ. His writings are overflowing with words of thankfulness to those who aided him in sharing the gospel and providing for his physical needs. Are you thankful for your church family?

For many years now I have made it a practice to select one or two female acquaintances who have ministered to me in a very special way throughout the year. I write them a little note of thanks to show appreciation. Many later express to me they were surprised to receive a note because they did not know of their kind act and how it had ministered to me (sometimes it was just an encouraging word at the right time.)

It is difficult to separate “thanks” from “giving”. The two are closely intertwined. As you begin to become more thankful, your natural inclination is to “play it forward” and begin to give to others.

Giving thanks should become a high priority in our lives – not just at Thanksgiving!

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Crisis in the Ministry

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

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Even with your best intentions in your service to the Lord, there will be those times when unexpected crisis situations will arise to test your faith. Even in the face of these circumstances that that appear to offer no positive outcome, you need to continue to express your faith and trust in God.

The following passage of scripture will offer you some encouragement. Acts 27:25Acts 27:25
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25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it hath been spoken unto me.

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: “Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God, that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.” These words spoken by Paul exemplify faith-building words for us in how we should feel at such a time.

What steps did Paul follow in order to rise above the circumstances?

  • He thanked God in the midst of the storm.
  • He did not neglect his physical needs.
  • He ministered to others.
  • He received help and support from other Christians.
  • He kept his purposes in focus.

It may be hard to be thankful during difficult times but we must do so. Continue to eat, sleep and other things needed to take care of your own physical needs. You are no good to anyone else if you have not renewed both your body as well as your spirit.

Part of overcoming difficult circumstances is to minister to others in ways directed by God. Also, do not feel less “spiritual” by accepting help and support from other fellow Christians. We should encourage each other.

The most important thing to keep in mind is to stay focused on where you are going, steps to get there and the ultimate outcome desired. In other words, keep your eyes on the spiritual prize. God will lead the way through the crisis.

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God’s Jewels

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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As a fellow laborer in your service to the Lord, did you ever think of yourself as one of God’s jewels? That is the assurance of God that he will not forget those who fear and serve Him. This encouragement can be found in Malachi 3:17Malachi 3:17
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17 And they shall be mine, saith Jehovah of hosts, [even] mine own possession, in the day that I make; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

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KJV, “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” Some other translations refer to jewels in this passage as “treasured possession”, “special treasure” and “own possession” – just to mention a few.

A jewel is a piece of attractive mineral, which – when cut and polished – is used to make jewelry or other adornments. Each one is unique in its own characteristics (much like we are). Gemstones are often treated to enhance their color or clarity. When I think of a jewel being cut and polished I reflect on the trials, hardships and disappointments that a Christian faces throughout their life. It may seem difficult at times to endure those tests and trials we encounter in our walk with the Lord but there is a final reward waiting. The final result, after being meticulously polished by God, is a unique jewel ready to be claimed by the Master.

The term “make up” assures us that God is preparing his jewels (righteous persons). We are also encouraged that God will be able to distinguish between the righteous and wicked. He does not forget those who fear and serve Him. There will be justice on the wicked but the righteous will be spared (shown compassion) as verse 17 tells us.

Don’t quit in your ministry. Don’t let the view of that ultimate reward overshadow your true focus on doing God’s bidding in your daily walk. The final gathering of jewels by God is definitely something to look forward to.

What a blessing to be one of God’s jewels!

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Mary or Martha?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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According to two passages of scripture found in John 11:1-46John 11:1-46
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11 1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 And it was that Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. 3 The sisters therefore sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified thereby. 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 When therefore he heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he saith to the disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8 The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him. 11 These things spake he: and after this he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 The disciples therefore said unto him, Lord, if he is fallen asleep, he will recover. 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death: but they thought that he spake of taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus therefore said unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. 16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. 17 So when Jesus came, he found that he had been in the tomb four days already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off; 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. 20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary still sat in the house. 21 Martha therefore said unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 And even now I know that, whatsoever thou shalt ask of God, God will give thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live; 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth on me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I have believed that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, [even] he that cometh into the world. 28 And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher is her, and calleth thee. 29 And she, when she heard it, arose quickly, and went unto him. 30  31 The Jews then who were with her in the house, and were consoling her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going unto the tomb to weep there. 32 Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews [also] weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, 34 and said, Where have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, come and see. 35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews therefore said, Behold how he loved him! 37 But some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of him that was blind, have caused that this man also should not die? 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus saith, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time the body decayeth; for he hath been [dead] four days. 40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou believedst, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou heardest me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude that standeth around I said it, that they may believe that thou didst send me. 43 And when he had thus spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and beheld that which he did, believed on him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them the things which Jesus had done.

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and Luke 10:38-42Luke 10:38-42
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38 Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving; and she came up to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: 42 but one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

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, Jesus entered into the village of Bethany and was welcomed by Martha into the home she shared with her sister, Mary. Martha was going about doing the duties of a gracious hostess to meet her guest’s physical needs while Mary was anointing Jesus’ feet with precious ointment, wiping his feet with her hair and absorbing every word He was sharing as her act of worship.

The conflict arose when Martha became annoyed that her sister was not helping her with the duties required to prepare the meal and serve it. Jesus, however, lovingly rebuked Martha. Both ladies were doing important things but, at that particular time, the most important act was to worship Jesus.

Throughout the years as a pastor’s wife, I have been in many situations where I needed to be a gracious hostess as well as taking the time to be alone with God in prayer and Bible reading. Both are vital responsibilities in ministry.

As I recently re-read the story of these two great ladies, I realized that both types are important in the church and its ministry. We are commanded to serve others as well as mature in our own spiritual walk. The difficulty arises when we become so preoccupied with serving (Martha) that we forget to focus on worshipping (Mary). Both aspects of Christian service are important.

Each lady had great faith – both were cherished by Christ! However, a proper balance between the two is necessary.

Are you a Mary or Martha?

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Is Ministry Worth It Anyway?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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As soon as your minister husband completes his education and enters his first pastorate, the excitement of what you plan to accomplish begins to be your center focus.

I Peter 5:2 admonishes us to “Shepherd the flock of God among you, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness.” You diligently work day after day, month after month, year after year to do your best to shepherd your congregation. Mark that one off. You have accomplished that!

As I Peter 5:3 states “nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.” You strive to be a good example of Godly living in your interaction with your church family and your own family. Mark that one off, too. You have set the standards high!

Soon the reality sets in. Does anyone notice what you have done? Has anyone taken the time to express gratitude and appreciation? You begin to wonder, “Does anyone care?” Discouragement begins to set in. The big question running through your mind consumes your every thought, “Is ministry worth it anyway?” I have been in that wondering state of mind myself.

Oh, what a revelation in I Peter 5:4, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” You may not receive the type of earthly recognition you believe you deserve but you will receive a crown of glory. God will be giving you the greatest honor and admiration for doing this valuable work for His kingdom. You will be victorious at last. What could be more important than the Chief Shepherd himself recognizing your faith, faithfulness and fervor in doing His work?

Yes, you determine. The ministry is worth it!


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Stalked by an “Old” Lady

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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Throughout our years of ministry, we have seen elderly people in the church who continued to be faithful to God and to their commitments to the church and other organizations.

As the wife of a semi-retired minister, I began to think about the Biblical view of old age.  Around the same time as I was doing this inward contemplation of the aging process our local newspaper had an insert to their regularly published paper entitled, “Senior Living”.  It did have some great articles for Senior Citizens by also included the following:  two Funeral Home ads (that’s all we have in our small town), one ad for a Senior Living Center, as well as ads for the Nursing Home and Assisted Living.  There was even one investment advisor brave enough to place his ad.  What’s all that about?  – I thought.  What are they trying to tell us “mature” people?

I have noticed lately there is an old lady stalking me in the mirror.  Every time I look in the mirror she is there – I think just to harass me.  I just can’t seem to shake her.  I know I could report her to the police but then again they would probably say I am old and senile and that she really wasn’t there after all!!!  Her appearance does improve with a little makeup and fixing of the hair but I just cannot seem to get her to leave me alone.

The word “old” is mentioned many times in the Bible.  Of course, not all of them refer to old age but many do.  Here are a couple of scriptures:  Psalm 37:25Psalm 37:25
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25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.

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– “I have been young and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”  “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth” – Psalm 71:9Psalm 71:9
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9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; Forsake me not when my strength faileth.

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Senior Citizens still have a valuable part to play in society.  They have much wisdom to share from their life experiences.  As part of every day life they should be treated with respect and dignity.  Remember, you will be “old” someday!

As the familiar saying goes, “Aspire to inspire . . . before you expire”.  That is definitely my goal in life.  I want to inspire you to serve God and achieve all that you can be for Him.

Following is a poem entitled, “Not Growing Old”.  Perhaps it will offer all of us great hope for the future.

NOT GROWING OLD

Author Unknown

They say that I am growing old

I’ve heard them tell it times untold.

In language plain and bold . . .

But I’m not growing old.

This frail old shell in which I dwell . . .

Is growing old and I know full well . . .

But I am not the shell.

What if my hair is turning grey?

Grey hairs are honorable they say,

What if my eyesight’s growing dim?

I still can see to follow Him

Who sacrificed His life for me

Upon the cross of Calvary.

What should I care if time’s old plow

Has left its furrows on my brow?

Another house not made with hands

Awaits me in the glory land.

What though I falter in my walk?

What though my tongue refuse to talk?

I still can tread the narrow way,

I still can watch and praise and pray

My hearing may not be as keen

As in the past it might have been.

Still, I can hear my Savior say,

In whisper soft, “This is the way”.

The outward man do what I can

To lengthen out his life’s short span

Shall perish and return to dust,

As everything in nature must.

The inward man, the scriptures say,

Is growing stronger every day.

Then how can I be growing old

When I am safe within my Saviour’s fold

E’re long my soul shall fly away,

And leave this tenement of clay?

This robe of flesh I’ll drop and rise,

To seize the everlasting prize,

I’ll meet you on the streets of gold,

And prove that I’m “not growing old”.

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