“The fear of the Lord adds length to life…” (Prov 10:27)Ageing well requires that you stay flexible. The Bible says, “…clouds always bring rain, trees always stay wherever they fall. If you worry about the whether and don’t plant seeds, you won’t harvest a crop (Eccl 11:3-4 CEV) Certain things are inevitable in life. Clouds bring the rain. Trees fall in a storm. Like the weather, circumstance arise that you can’t control. Hazard-free living is a myth, every undertaking entails risk. If you dig a pit, you might fall in; if you break down a wall, a snake might bite you. You could even get hurt by…chopping a log (Eccl 10:8-9 CEV). You say, at my age I play it safe and take no chances. Avoiding risk guarantees missing what God has for you just ahead. So how can you enjoy the final years of your life? Don’t avoid; rather adjust; adopt and advance. But be practical, pace yourself. What if things take longer to do than when you were younger? Yes, your energy level may require more frequent breaks, but your advanced years allow you more time and less hurry than your frantic past. Slow down; embrace this opportunity to accomplish things you’ve never attempted. In his eighties, Rubinstem amazed audiences with his piano-playing skills. Gladstone became Britain Prime Minister for the forth time in his eighties. John Wesley preached every day aged 88. Moses led Israel at 120. Caleb led his troops against an army of giants at 80. and won. Two-thirds of the world greatest works of art were accomplished by people over 65. Don’t let little rain, a fallen – tree or a possible risk stop you. (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: The Bible stands; and it will forever when the world has passed away; By inspiration it has been given – All its precepts I will obey – Lillenas
____________________________________________________________ Like a compass, the Bible always points you in the right direction.

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