Marie’s daily verse: Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;( praise his holy name.( For his anger( lasts only a moment,    but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping( may stay for the night,    but rejoicing comes in the morning. {Psalm 3:4-5).

DAILY DEVOTION, October. 30, 2021

The Lord has need of it (Luke 19:34)

In context, Jesus has sent his disciples to obtain a donkey for Him as He prepares to enter Jerusalem. Sometimes those of us in the senior citizen category wonder if we can be useful in the Kingdom of God. Yes, we can! May I respectfully suggest that if He can use a donkey, He can use you! I am still serving a church at age 85, so you can do things if you are around my age. We can all pray. We can be encouragers to one another. Many can teach, serve on the board, serve as elders, donate to Christian causes, share our faith . . . the opportunities to serve Jesus are endless, even for the aged.

 I like Isaiah 46:4: “I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you (NLT).  God is with us and can use us even in our old age. One thing we can certainly do is grow old gracefully, being a witness to others that our faith is strong. We may retire from our jobs, but we never retire from our Christian faith. God will never forsake us. We should never forsake Him with the excuse, “I am too old.”

Father, I thank You that I am still able to serve You whatever my age. I prayerfully ask You to guide me into paths of service. I want to be useful in the Kingdom of God until You call me home. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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