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Growing Older Is Not What I Expected

Growing Older Is Not What I Expected
Author: Pat Aman
July 16, 2019

Psalm 71:18
Even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me.

Proverbs 16:31
There is honor involved in the aging process, because growing old is normally accompanied by increased wisdom and experience. “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life”

Nehemiah 8:10
“The Joy Of The Lord, Is Your Strength.”

Proverbs 17:22
“A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.”

This is my prayer everyday. Lord, here I am, do not forsake me.

I was very active in my younger days, but, I feel that someone must of changed bodies with me along the way.

Yes, I have more faith and wisdom, but I also have a few more snap, crackles and pops. I also have had a few extra things added and a few taken away.

The old quote,”You are worth your weight in gold, has a completely new meaning.”

I have met people. Made friends, some good and some not so good.

I have gain a lot in my soon to be 66 years. Some things I would like to return.

I feel like that poem about the old women who sees several men a day in her golden years.

Old Folks
Author: Unknown

Old folks are worth a fortune,
with silver in their hair,
gold in their teeth,
stones in their kidneys,
lead in their feet and
gas in their stomachs..

I have become a lot more social
with the passing of the years,
some might even call me a frivolous old gal. I’m seeing five gentlemen every day!

As soon as I wake, Will Power
helps me get out of bed.
Then I go see John.
Then Charley Horse comes along,
and when he is here he takes a lot
of my time and attention!
When he leaves, Arthur Ritis shows
up and stays the rest of the day.
He doesn’t like to stay in one place very long, so he takes me from joint to joint!
After such a busy day,
I’m really tired and glad to go to bed,
with Ben Gay!

P.S. The preacher came to call the other day. He said that at my age I should be thinking about the hear-after. I told him I do, all the time.
No matter where I am,
in the kitchen or down in the basement, I ask myself, “Now what am I here after?”

Old age is a blessing from the Lord. We should never be afraid of aging.

We have confidence that we will be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our body may appear older, but our insides are being renewed daily. As elderly Christians never truly get old. You only get old when you stop seeking the advancement of the kingdom of God.

Isaiah 46:4 And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.

Psalm 71:9 And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.

Old people we carry so much wisdom and they give great advice.

Job 12:12 Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

1 Kings 12:6 There were some older men who had helped Solomon make decisions when he was alive. So King Rehoboam asked these men what he should do. He said, “How do you think I should answer the people?”

Job 32:7 I thought, ‘Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.’

The godly continue to bear fruit and praise the Lord.

Psalm 92:12-14 But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of
Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”

So, yes, I might have a pain here, and a few extra hairs growing in all sorts of places.

But, I got a mirror and a pain of tweezers. And I will be okay. And you will too.

So, let’s laugh and enjoy life.

Let’s keep the younger generation on their toes. And one day they too will finally figure out why we were laughing and snickering at them when they think they already know it all.

We as older seniors have earned a hazmat suit. And it is covered in gold metals.

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Someone Needs To Get A Job

Someone Needs To Get A Job
Author: Pat Aman
July 14, 2019

My mama use to say, “if someone has time to cause mischief, they have to much time on their hands. Send them to me, I will put them to work.”

I myself, am almost to the point of not watching the news, and reading Facebook.

People must have to much time on their hands.

They are licking ice cream, items in doctors offices, and spitting in drinks and food.

I do not know what is going on in the world. People want to go viral. They want a fast dollar. It has become a circus.

And being polite, well that is another entire story. Adults are rude and teaching their children by their actions.

Get upset, and just cuss someone out. And to hear a child say yes ma’am, no sir, and not even have respect to address an elder properly, on my gracious.

And it is not just the non-churched, but people who call themselves God fearing children if God, talking so rudely, my heart hurts.

How can we expect to raise a generation of children and youth to obey God’s Word and live a life of wholesomeness, if we as adults are not living a Godly life, in front of our children.

People going to church does not make you a Christian, no more than sitting in your garage, makes you a car.

And being Baptize does not save you. Baptism is just an outside sign of an inner change. It is telling the world. I have been saved, and I am making a change in my life.

The only way to make sure if you see Heaven, is through the saving mercy, blood and grace of Jesus Christ. You must go by the cross.

So, Which Road of Life Will You Choose?

Choosing God’s Road Will Make The Rough Spots Easier To Walk.

Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

Romans 2:12, “For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judge by the law.”

Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.”

Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin in death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 10: 8-13, 17, “But what does the scriptures say?’ The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whosoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

St. John 3: 16-17, ” For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

II Corinthians 5: 17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become anew.”

II Corinthians 7:1, “Therefore having these promises beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in fear of God.”

If you have read the scriptures and you would like to ask Jesus to come into your heart, pray this prayer aloud with me.

Father God, I love you. The scriptures say with the heart I believe and with my mouth confession is made. Now, I repent of my sins and ask you to forgive me. Come into my heart right now and save me. I believe that you sent your Son Jesus, who died on the cross for me. His blood was shed for me, that I will now spend eternal life with you in Heaven. I believe that in three days Jesus arose from the dead to give me victory over my sins. I believe now that I am a new person, and all the things I did in the past is gone, to be remember no more. I thank you now for writing my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I thank you for saving my soul from the pits of hell. Now mold me into what you want me to be. In Jesus Name I Pray Amen and Amen

The one and only help for this generation is God. He is our only hope and refuge.

“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-23, 25-26‬ ‭

This devotional is a ©1996/2019
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