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Bless-ed! 52 Blessings You Have As a Believer! (Blessing #10)

BLESSING #10: A Healthy Perspective on Getting Old
“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” (George Burns)

My friend Mike is helping me become more aware of what I have as a believer and what he doesn’t yet have. I’m certainly not gloating, but he inspires me to take stock of what I have in Christ. And what I long for him to have!

Let’s think about a tenth benefit of the believer as we recognize a truth about our unbelieving friends. And it is that —

10. The Blessing of a HEALTHY PERSPECTIVE ON GETTING OLD!
If this is the only life one gets, then getting older has got to bring some sadness to the one outside of Christ! Sure, there are joys in seeing one’s children grow up, but if in the final analysis one only gets old and dies, that is about as depressing as life can get!

THE BIBLE: I’ve recently been going through Psalm 16 with my friend Frank and there we read:
“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
 surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
That’s what growing older for a believer involves — “boundary lines” in “pleasant places.” And for the Christian there is a “delightful inheritance”! As one person put it, “Forget about aging gracefully. Focus instead on aging gratefully.”

My lovely wife recently picked out an emoji (a cartoon picture) to represent her on the internet. Cute hairstyle, fashionable glasses, adorable face. And she asked me what I thought of her emoji. I said, “She’s very cute — but don’t you think you need to add some wrinkles?” I really don’t remember much after that. We need to have a biblical view of aging, don’t we? I appreciate C.S. Lewis’ statement when he said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

ACTION STEPS 1. Have you thanked the Lord lately for His presence in your getting older? Express to someone today your gratitude for God’s sustaining grace in your life.
2. Have a conversation with someone much older than you in your church one day this week about getting older. What lessons has the Lord taught them over the years about aging?
3. Psalm 37 has the very famous verse: “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” Read over this Psalm every day this week and ask what lessons there are in this Psalm about being “old” in the Lord.
PRAYER 4. How do I pray for my unsaved friend? I can pray that he would see his days and months and years as a gift from God and that he would turn to the Lord for salvation! Eternity — not nothingness — awaits. And we can use our time here for honoring Him!

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2022 in blessings

 

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Humbling — We’re All Getting Older!

We’re all getting older, aren’t we? Sure beats the alternative! (Ignore the buffering at the end of the Sophia Loren clip. The video is done).

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2021 in aging

 

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Seniors! On the 8th Day . . .

 And on the 8th day,
God created Seniors. Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom, God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys, and other things, thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things, requiring them to bend, reach, and stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature, requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.

So if you find, as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.

Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older:

#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.

#8 Life is sexually transmitted.

#7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

#6 Men have two motivations: hunger and sex, and they can’t tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.

#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.                             %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.

#3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

#2 In the 60’s, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.

Please share this wisdom with others; I need to go to the bathroom.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2021 in aging

 

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Time for a Great Quote! Aging!

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2019 in aging

 

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Comparing 1966 to 2016!

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Posted by on December 26, 2016 in aging

 

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Time for Some Senior Humor: Exercise!

Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things, thus doing more walking.

Then God saw there was another need. Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 7.19.15 AMIn His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch.

Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise.

So if you find as you age that you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in senior citizens

 

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