Summary: At what age do we stop serving the Lord ?
Too Old To Serve ? How many in here today ,believe that they are too old to serve God ? At what age is too old ? My dad once told me, “Son, just because there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean that there’s no fire in the stove.” Have you ever felt like that, like there no more fire in the stove and that you’ve done all you can do for God ? Do we sometimes feel sorry for ourselves because we’ve gained a little age ? I remember as a child that I couldn’t wait to become a teen ager and when I became a teen ager I couldn’t wait untill I became an adult. To see the world, to make great changes, to make my mark on society. Now Im just glad that not all my bones don’t creek when I get out of bed. Believe me church ,Ive got pains in places now that I never knew that I had. I don’t know about you but I cant wait untill I become a teen ager again. Lets go to Isaiah 40: 28-31. Ill give you a little time to find it, this is one of my favorite passages in scripture. You know that sometimes even we as ministers become tired in body, for after all we are just people too. I gain my strength in the word, each day and rely on God to give me the strength to continue my ministry. Lets start with verse 28 “Hast thou not known ?hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary ? there is no searching of His understanding.” Verse 28, is telling the reader that gods power and wisdom and understanding is complete and beyond our ability to comprehend. he never tires or becomes week, for He is Power and might. Were told her that we can always depend upon His strength for it never fails. Verse 29, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” This verse is telling us that those that are weak in body will be strengthened and those without might He gives them power to accomplish His will in their lives. Jesus doesn’t want us sick or weak and neither does the Father, but we must realize that as age comes upon us many things that are common to this mortal body, will start to afflict us. The Lord of Host will give us strength in time of need to endure untill our time to leave this mortal realm and inter into the Glory of the Lord. Is the weakness of the body limited to the older christian ? The next verse tells us no. Haven’t you seen others of younger years afflicted in body and Haven’t you at times seeing these people, thanked God that you are as healthy as posable being at the age you are ? When you start feeling sorry for yourself, when you start having pitty on yourself, stop, and look around at others that are worse off than you, I always pray that God helps those that are less fortunate than myself. If you still have a sound mind ,praise God, if you can still walk, Praise God, if you still have those that still love you Praise God. The apostle Paul stated that ,” To be absent from the Body, is to be present with the Lord, He told us that it was far better to be out of this mortal body, remember each day that God blesses us with ,is a day closer to Glory. Praise God! Verse 30 is what Im speaking of, listen to this, “ Even the youths shall faint and be weary , and the young men shall utterly fall.” It never seems to amaze me that everything we need is in scripture. Every facet of our lives is covered in scripture. When people talk about changing Gods word, I wonder why, why do they want to change perfection? All the answers to all the questions about this life are in the Bible. Now verse 31,”But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength : they shall mount up with wings of Eagles ; they shall run, and not be weary : and they shall walk, and not faint.” Renewed strength in the newness of life. Children we may be weak in body but our spirits soar with the eagles. In this life we run with the antelope and in the next we shall out run the angels in play. Think about it, a new body, a new life , a new purpose. Glory to God. An eagles babys when they leave the nest, start to fly and take off straight up toward the sun and go as high as they can ,to prove to the parent that they are ready to leave the nest and stand upon their own. are you ready, Children of the Almighty, are you ready for your wings ? Your never too old to serve the Lord for He has promissed to strengthen you and bless you in your effort. Your only as old as you allow your body to feel. We serve God in the Spirit and not in the Body. So rejoice and again I say rejoice in the Lord. ars.