“Are you still diligently living for God and serving Him, even in these last days? Now is not the time to ease up, but to charge forward and continue living for the Lord.” ~ Paul Chappell
Verse for Today: Romans 12:10-11(KJV) Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, and serve the Lord.
I was contemplating old age recently, and came to the conclusion that it is a matter of personal choice to grow "old." Of course, time keeps ticking, and we don't feel as good as we used to, we don't look as good as we used to, and we don't have as much energy. What if Moses had given up, and found a rocking chair to while away the hours? Instead, at the age of eighty, he brought the Israelites out of Egypt, and for forty years led them through the wilderness. Moses lived one hundred twenty years and served God relentlessly up to the very end. He trusted God to give him the health and zeal that was needed to accomplish the task that God required of him. That same trust and zeal is available to all of us if we have faith and continue living actively for Christ. Isaiah 40:31 tells us that we will run and not grow weary; we will walk and not be faint. It is essential to understand that no matter what age we are we never lose our need to be still, listen and search our hearts and minds to determine how we can best serve the Lord.
Prayer: Father Abba, give us spirit and zeal to carry out the plans you have for us, so that we can serve You and one another. My prayers are offered in Jesus' holy name, amen.