As we age we become more cautious and risk getting stuck in a rut. Becoming content with a tedious lifestyle of fear bordering on boredom isn’t living, it’s existing. Where in the Scriptures do you find “Don’t exert yourself?”
Perhaps the best way to paraphrase Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 would be the five-word command, “Stop existing and start living!”
Enjoying life is inseparably linked to the life and plan of our Creator.
Retirement is a time to try something new, like mentoring. Investing time in a younger person can be a rewarding experience. No matter your age, taking every opportunity that comes your way and using it wisely is a great way to live.
Have you ever wondered what our purpose is on earth? Ecclesiastes 11 says it’s to love God and enjoy Him forever—not just to serve or obey, but to find happiness.
As we instruct our children on how to live, let’s be sure they have a lot of fun when it’s the years for having fun. Let’s also be sure to keep them from disillusionment.
Remembering your Creator means more than just thinking about Him now and then. It means keeping Him at the forefront of your mind so His will affects your attitudes and actions.
Instead of trying to stop aging, which is impossible, why not change the way you look at aging? Aging well has more to do with attitude than anything else.
Although we’re living longer than ever before, one day our bodies will return to the earth and our spirits will return to God. Now is the time to remember Him in all our thoughts and deeds.
Our souls will find no peace until we remember our Creator. Now is the time to remember Him in all our thoughts and actions.