Future (part 1)
Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. 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. Psalm 71:17-18
Read and/or listen to Psalm 71 again today. Your story is a story to be told! Your story is a story of the faithfulness of God if you allow yourself to see it though his lens. In verse nine, David asks
not to be forsaken. Here he expands on that—he asks not to be forsaken until he has let your power be known to the next generation!! One of the surest ways to keep yourself from being undone by aging is to look to the future. What are you investing in? The most valuable thing that you have is Christ in your life. Many will spend a great amount of time trying to determine how to invest riches but will miss out on investing their greatest riches. David knew the value of God in his life and he knew that the best thing he could do with it was to entrust it to younger people. This is so critical for us as we age! We must be looking for ways to invest what we have learned about our amazing, magnificent God! We dare not be silent. Our stories declare his glory to the generations that are to come. Consider all the people in your life who lived this out before you. One of my favorite songs, My Story, by Big Daddy Weaver, expresses how your story can declare the glory of God. Ponder this today. How are you living out the victory of Jesus and his grace in your life? Who are you intentionally pouring this truth into in the next generation?