I returned to Psalm 92 this morning and to God’s promise that even in my old age I will still bear fruit.
My plans are to turn over the leading of The Way Assembly of God in Middleton, Idaho, to another person at year’s end. God has been clear that my time there is done and that He has another person waiting in the wings to take this church to greater heights. The church is in the process of finding that person. When found, I will take my leave.
That has generated a lot of questions about what I plan on doing. It is something I have been thinking about also.
I plan on continuing the daily devotions—mainly because I need them. It nourishes my soul to get up early, open my Bible, read, think, and write about what I find. It keeps me on course in my relationship with the LORD (and sets me straight when I get a bit off course!). And hopefully, others find a benefit to their walk with the LORD in them also.
I also have the promise of Psalm 92. “The righteous thrive like a palm tree and grow like a cedar tree in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord, they thrive in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, healthy and green, to declare: ‘The Lord is just; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.’” [vss 12-15 HCSB]
God has not been abundantly clear about how I will bear fruit in my old age, but I am getting a few hints. The other day a young pastor that I know asked me if I would lead a support group at his church (open to the community) on the journey through loss (grief), stress, and anxiety. My spirit soared with that request; this is something I am so passionate about.
So, it seems that God has some plans for me and that He will open the way clearly as I just continue to walk with Him in faith. I am so blessed to be His child … even His old-aged one!