Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Getting older is a fact of life. It isn't always fun but it is just a fact of life. HOW we age is our choice. Some people think that growing older means you will get grouchy and ill-tempered. Some people grow old gracefully. How we grow old is our choice.

Just because people are getting older doesn't mean they have to get cranky and irritable. Aging doesn't have to make us short-tempered and hypercritical. It is more likely that as we age we become what we have been becoming all along.

Paul wrote in Galatians 6:7-10 - Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

I believe these verses tell us that those who think only of themselves will reap a harvest of misery in themselves and others. On the other hand, those who love God and care for others are sowing seeds that will reap a harvest of joy.

Which way do you want to grow? What type of harvest are you sowing?

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