Topic: How to Stay Young All Your Life
Today’s Scripture: Psalm 92:12-15
12 The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,
15 To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
In Touch Daily Devotional 10 September 2021 Message:
Our culture is obsessed with youth. Products abound that offer better health, fewer wrinkles, and increased energy, but these address the issue of aging only in superficial ways; nothing alters the fact that our bodies grow older. Feeling old, however, is not inevitable—with the right attitude, we can be young at heart no matter what our chronological age may be. We do this by cultivating …
• A God-Centered Focus. Keep your mind on the things above rather than on earthly things (Col. 3:2). See each day as an opportunity to trust God more fully, love Him more deeply, and serve Him more joyfully.
• An Active Pursuit of Learning. Never stop learning from Scripture. Long for the Word the way a baby craves milk so you can continue to grow spiritually (1 Pet. 2:2).
• A Hopeful Outlook on Life. Let godly thinking shape your attitudes. Be joyful, thankful, and prayerful (1 Thess. 5:16-18).
• An Others-Centered Orientation. Don’t let yourself withdraw into self-absorption. Instead, invest your life in others for their spiritual encouragement and growth (1 Thess. 5:11).
Staying young while growing old begins with your mind. So never stop learning, laughing, and loving God with all your heart.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 43-45
In Touch Daily Devotional 10 September 2021 Message. Dr. Charles F. Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.