We are in the age of LONGEVITY. Now there are available so many anti aging treatments, anti aging diets, skincare and so on. But then leaving aside good looks , the body must be strong enough to carry you through. I remember in my school days there were vitamin tabs called 30 plus and this would inadvertently have the image of a popular film star, just to woo the people.
But the truth is our days are numbered. Without our consent time moves on. We have to get hold of time as it moves on. A life of 100 years would amount to 36,500 days and further more 8,76,000 hours. Is this not the time given to choose each mans eternal destiny.
There are some wonderful truths in the Bible touching this vital topic of longevity and that too living it well, with all strength and vitality. This truth revolves around the lives to two mighty warriors Joshua and Caleb. They were the two spies who had brought a good report about the promised land to Moses and the people. For they were able to see as God saw the land. They were fearless and ready to follow God at all cost. They had faith to overcome the giants which they had seen in the land which they were going to possess. (For more details read Num 13 and 14 )
Secret of Vitality and long life
Read carefully what Caleb said in Joshua 14:7 – 11, when he was 85 years old ……
7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’ 10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
As Caleb declares when he was 85 years old, saying that he has the same strength to go for war and to come in and go out as when he was forty. What does he this to, how did he have this strength. But as he said in Joshua 14:8 – He wholly or with his whole heart, he followed the Lord.
Renewing your strength at all ages
Waiting upon the Lord, being still in His presence, not rushing through in prayer or worship, waiting to hear from Him. As Is 40:30,31 says God does a new work in us and our strength is renewed like the Eagles. Hallelujah!
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
The above blessing is for all who wait upon the Lord. The promise is irrespective of our age.
So draw nigh to Him and He will draw nigh, to you and make you His child forever. You will never regret.
Once a child, Always a CHILD OF GOD
no matter what the age