“As your days, so shall your strength be.”
“What’s in your wallet?” This marketing jingle was used to communicate that what you have in your wallet may not be enough. To a world without God, what’s in your wallet matters! According to the powers of this world, you’d better be looking out for number one, or you’ll be left out in the cold. But that is not how God’s economy works.
The contents of your wallet belong to God, along with the breath you breathe, the food you eat, and each moment you’re alive—all come from Him. This truth becomes more apparent in our declining years. What we once had in physical strength is weakening, and the responsibilities we used to fulfill are filed under “memories.” The house is quiet. The phone doesn’t ring as often as it once did, leaving sadness to settle in if we’re not careful.
Do you have a gray hair or two? Have wrinkles set in? God has graced you to grow older in Jesus! Our more senior years should be filled with a golden glow. With age comes knowledge and, hopefully, a more emboldened faith. As the days rush by quicker and quicker, we need to cry out, “Lord, take me and use me for Your purposes!”
The Bible’s great promise, “As your days, so shall your strength be,” is true for every age. He will give to each the strength we require. Ultimately, it will not matter what is in your wallet, but what is in your heart and whether you’ve lived for Him.
Awaiting His return,
– Pastor Jack