June 4

2 Corinthians 4:16-5:1

“So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.” 16

Whether we like it or not, every day each of us are getting older. Now there is a time in our lives when we appreciate the aging process, and we can hardly wait to get to the next stage, those times of graduation, leaving home, or reaching our physical maturity. But then comes the day when we become aware of decline and realize that we’re beyond our prime and on that slippery slope that some call “over the hill.” No matter how much we try to hold the aging at bay with plastic surgery, gyms, and hair dye, no one has ever figured out how to reverse the process. As Paul puts it, “our outer nature is wasting away.” What we do notice however is that some do it more gracefully than others. They eat well, exercise often, and move through the decades with dignity and joy. A key to that kind of living is the attention such persons pay  to the “inner nature.” Even as their physical bodies decline they remain connected to the Spirit and maintain a strong and vibrant faith. With their lives uncluttered by the haunting cares and concerns of younger years they are able to focus on eternal values, and as the years pass, peace and serenity become daily companions. They know that beyond this life, new life in Christ awaits, and one day it will be theirs!

Thought for the Day: How am I dealing with aging?

2 thoughts on “June 4

  1. Some  days not well as have lost so many friends and loved ones and wonder why I m here.  But I have amazing friends here  and we struggle  together.  Then I get a text from a friend  in the night telling to sleep well and he thanks me for all I do for him.  He is blind.  It gives me joy to help any here who need something.  We look out for each other. One friend said if we die here weve hit the jackpot not to have to go to assisted or nursing home which is so true. And we have fun together and grateful for this place.Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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  2. Focusing on aches and pains, but know that I am over the hill. However, every day the sun rises is a chance to pray, smile, and enjoy the day has blessed me with. That keeps me happy till the following morning.

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