Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation

Psalm 71 and 78 There is a saying, “getting older is not for sissies,” but until we take our last breath, God has work for us to do. Senior citizens have much to offer the younger generation about the lessons gleaned from trials to blessings. But how do we ensure that the next generation knows these lessons? We must purposefully choose to take time to sit with them and share our life’s story.   How many years are there between you and the next generation? Twenty or even fifty? Do you regret not sharing with the next generation about your past and your parent’s lives? Time is fleeting, and memories are slipping away. We must begin to tell the next generation of our story—whether good or bad.

The psalmist is writing from his perspective of being “old and gray.” He has one request of the Lord. His prayer is that God allows him to remain until he tells the next generation about God’s strength and His power. What is your prayer? Do you choose to tell about His praiseworthy acts, strength, and the amazing things He has done? Do you desire to teach and speak of His splendor and tell about His marvelous deeds, power, and majesty?

What is your prayer this day? Don’t waste this opportunity! Prepare now to tell your story.

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