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“I’m disappointed…I always had the idea as a child that adults were pretty much the people they wanted to be.” — John Ortberg

The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg, 1997 Zondervan

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“and forget not all his benefits: … so that thy youth is renewed as the eagles.” – Psalms 103:2b,5b

I am old enough to have seen a lot. I’ve seen people grow old in their 30’s. I’ve seen older adults lose interest in life and start a downhill slide that others can’t stop. But I have also seen some, even in nursing homes, vibrant to the end.

Just happenstance? I don’t think so.

  • The ones I know who grew old before their time got that way through the pressures of life and their chosen lifestyle.
  • The ones loosing interest did so as one purpose for life faded after another.
  • The ones keeping their youthful outlook did it by living a daily relationship with Christ, believing his word, expecting his grace.

Everyone needs a purpose in life — the right purpose. Taking Christ as our purpose, becoming his hands and feet in this life as our goal, and experiencing his benefits keeps us involved and renewed.

Stop saying you are old. He still has important things to do through you. Start thanking God that he renews your youth like an eagle right up until it is time to go home with him.

— fritz@langgang.com

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