Growing Older in Faith and Life

My parents will laugh at this post and rightly so. They are 20+ years older and know far more on the subject. Since I am older than many who follow my blog, I’ll plunge in anyway.

  • Proverbs 16:31  Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
  • Psalm 71:18  Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.
  • Proverbs 20:29  The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.

God says aging is a gift full of splendor with the ability to declare truth to younger souls. It also includes a white crown of hair. American culture still rails against aging, which is a misdirection of great energy, money, time and talent. As Truvy of the “Steel Magnolias” once said, “Time marches on and sooner or later you realize it is marchin’ across your face.”

So, how do we embrace age? Here’s what I’ve learned from people wiser and older than I am:

  • Listen and respond only when invited
  • Enjoy it – LIVE, don’t disappear and stop learning/growing.
  • Laugh often
  • Go deep with God

When was the last time we asked someone older for counsel or advice and heeded it?

About Linda Parkhouse

Jesus-follower, leader, pastor, friend, wife, mother, quilter and gardener. I love giving others the tools to excel at leading.

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