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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