Much too often the talk of becoming elderly has been one of despair. When some people think about seniors they think of gray hair, sickness and retirement homes “it’s no fun being old” a senior citizen woman confessed at the age of ninety three years old.
People use to think of senior citizens as someone who could share their wisdom throughout generations; but somewhere along the way what was once precious to the family became a burden in the hearts and minds of many. People mindsets began to change. The big question for many senior citizens in the twenty first century is what happened to honor? “I think God has forgotten about me” the elderly woman said with despair. Her children live in California, she has to commute on the bus to go to the grocery store, her husband passed away years ago and on top of everything else she has to climb up 35 steps to get to the Mars super market in the Loch Raven Shopping Center; but despite the way the world feels about growing old, our heavenly Father has a different view of the senior citizen community which can be described in one simple word, honor.
We as children of God are to grow in the things of God, day by day throughout the years, decades and century. Senior citizens were to be a people with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ from their youth. Their relationship with Jesus Christ is supposed to be so powerful that this world’s economic crises could be answered by the wisdom gained from their experiences with God. Senior citizens should have a crystal clear hearing of the Holy Spirit so much that they are able to walk in instant manifestations. Our seniors are purposed to be the faith giants in this world, doers of the impossible, people of influence, over comers, mighty warriors, carriers of the blessing and the manifested sons and daughters of God. Their footprints were meant to spread the blessing throughout the earth and their hearts were meant to demonstrate the love of God. This is truly what it means to be a Senior citizen. Not merely growing old but to grow in God.
But for many who haven’t built such a relationship, life can often times seem purposeless. “It’s important to always continue in God to no end, even in your youth. What you do now will impact your future and the future of generations to come.” The blessing is in the Word and so is honor. The Word has given us the ability to get results despite what’s going on in the economy. As a new generation of senior citizens to come, we must remember that we are on a heavenly assignment from God. We have a purpose to fulfill in the earth.
Romans12:2 and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of God.
Prayer of Salvation
Make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior Romans 10:9
Heavenly Father, I come to you with a heart of repentance. Please forgive me of all of my sins, transgressions and iniquities and make me new. God, you said in your Word that if I confess out of my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that You raised him from the dead then I will be saved. God, I take you at your Word. I confess out of my mouth and believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord and that You raised him from the dead. Thank you for loving me, living in my heart and for giving mea new spirit.
In Jesus name, Amen