"With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation."
God’s original plan for man was life, not death; health, not sickness; and energy, not exhaustion. God's wants us to live a long and healthy life, because He has work for us to do - even as we age.
In Psalm 71:9, David prayed, "Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth." David was an old man when he spoke these words and his strength was starting to fail him, but he still wanted to stay active and continue to serve the Lord.
God has appointed our days, and has a plan for our golden years. As we grow older, we should be asking ourselves, "Am I using the time He has given me wisely?" We will never grow too old to receive assignments from Him, and we should never retire from His service.
What an example for us! A 92-year-old woman from Dyersburg, TN, recently turned an attempted robbery into an opportunity to minister to the would-be robber.
Almighty Father, my life and times are in Your hands (Psalm 31:15). Thank you for giving me this day to serve You. I pray that You grant me a long life, filled with opportunities to declare the works of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior (Psalm 118:17).
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