Age and service
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!” Psalm 92:12-15
Our body will age. In as much that we want to prevent ourselves from feeling the effects of aging, it is inevitable that we will experience the effect of it. But just like what the Psalmist said from the text, even in old age we can still flourish and produce fruit. It depends on the attitude we have about life. There are those who are still young in age yet seemed to be beaten up because they allow the pressures of life to overcome them. While there are others who are in their eighties and yet still feel young and strong. Having your mind active by gaining fresh concepts will help in maintaining its vitality. The word of God should be the first source in gaining new knowledge and wisdom. You won’t be able to outgrow the things that you can learn from the Scriptures. This will also help you prevent from becoming filled with anxiety. When you grow in the wisdom of God, worries and fear are overcome. In this way your body could function and be active. As we age and we spend our years faithfully walking with God it could yield more fruit in our Christian life. As God blesses you with years in life why not bless others with that blessing by serving others? God desires that we fully live our lives thinking that He wants us to be fruitful. Look for ways that you could use your gifts and talents to serve others. The more you think of finding opportunities to minister to others, the more you realize your value in His Kingdom. If you are seeking to find ways to serve God no matter what age you are, pray as the Psalmist prayed: “Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away...Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:10, 12).