Deuteronomy 5:33

“Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.”

 

Is life passing you by? Do you look in the mirror and wonder exactly when it was that your head started fan-folding? Do you feel like you still have a lot to offer, but believe it’s too late for you to make any substantial differences in the world? Think again!

 

A Reflection on My Youth: Ecclesiastes 12:1

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, I find no pleasure in them’–.”

1. What shall I do with Jesus Christ ? Revelation 3:20

2. Whom shall I marry ? 2 Corinthians 6:14

3. What shall I do with my life ? I Thessalonians 5:23-24

“The seven ages of a man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills, wills.”

Richard J. Needam

 

A Realization that I’m Getting Older: 1 Chronicles 29:26-28

1. Growing older can enhance self-worth . Genesis 25:8

2. Growing older can be rewarding . Exodus 20:12

3. Growing older can be an indication of God’s favor . Proverbs 16:31

4. Growing older can mean growing wiser . Proverbs 9:10-11

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.”

 

When someone told 89-year-old poet Dorothy Duncan that she had lived a full life, she responded tartly, “Don’t you past-tense me!”

 

 

A Commitment to Finishing Well: Philippians 4:13

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

1. I am committed to seeking God daily. Psalm 19:14

2. I am committed to standing firm on my convictions. Psalm 1:1-3

3. I am committed to excellence in ministry. I Corinthians 12:31b

“And now I will show you the most excellent way.”

4. I am committed to maintaining an eternal perspective.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

 

Childhood is when you make funny faces in the mirror. Middle age is when the mirror gets even.