Lazaroo – Sunday, June 20, 2010

Jun 20, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with unlimited faith:

“Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband.”
(Ruth 1:12)

“Too old…”

out of three-quarters of a million words
that’s the only time that phrase appears in the Bible.

“Too young.”

out of three-quarters of a million words
that phrase never appears in the Bible.

And yet, I’ve heard them repeated over and over again throughout my life

as a way to shove aside the people we’ve written off.

I’m ashamed to admit those words have sometimes been found on my lips.

Deliver me from the sin of agism!

What a slam on You.
What disrespect for Your love, power, wisdom and might!

You can do anything You please

and You particularly love working through those least likely
to perform Your greatest acts.

May I never again utter those faithless words about a one-of-a-kind human being created in Your image!

In Your Name, Jesus,

Amen.

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Genesis 18:14; Genesis 21:2; Genesis 37:3; Ruth 4:15; Job 12:12; Psalms 92:12-15; Isaiah 46:3-4; Jeremiah 32:17; Jeremiah 32:27; Zechariah 8:4-5; Luke 1:36-37; Luke 2:25-38; Acts 2:17-18; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 12:21-25; 1 Timothy 4:12: 1 Timothy 5:1-2; Titus 2:2-5; 1 Peter 5:5-7

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

3 responses so far.

  1. Lady B. Says:

    Ken, I thought about your sincere question about being ready when God calls me into action. Picture this: Huge shovels dig house-sized scoops of coal. Pulverized and
    loaded onto railroad boxcars, the coal travels to a generat-
    ing plant in East Texas where it’s crushed into powder. Super heated, this powder ignites like gasoline when blown into giant furnaces that crank three turbines. Whirr-
    ing at 3600 revolutions per minute these turbines are housed in massive concrete and steel castings. They gen-
    erate enough electricity for entire cities. You ask the chief
    engineer, “Where do you store the electricity?” He replies,
    “We don’t store it, we just make it. When a light switch is
    flipped on in Dallas, a hundred miles west, it places a demand on the system; it registers at the generating plant
    and prompts greater output.” Understand this: God’s power cannot be stored; it only comes in the measure
    required, at the moment of need, and as your faith places a demand on it. To release the power of God that is already within you, you must: (1) Decide that materials things will never be your first pursuit. “Seek first his Kingdom…and all these things will be given to you as well”. (Matthew 6:33 NIV). (2) Realize that God cannot move where there is no faith. “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11:6 NIV). So begin using your faith, even in small things. (3) Keep in mind
    that God will always use something you already have. So
    look within yourself, acknowledge what He’s given you and “put it out there.” (4) Don’t forget to give God the glory.
    When the praise comes, pass it on to Him.

  2. Ken Ferry Says:

    Ageless Father, please help me, as I continue to get older day by day, to GROW older as well. “I was young, and now I am old,” but have I ever been guilty of not being ready or willing when You called me to action?

  3. Lady B. Says:

    O God, our Creator and Redeemer, Thank-You for your transforming love that allows us to grow in wisdom as we age along life’s journey. It’s a blessing to grow old with Christ who is at the centerof our joy today. Forgive us for failing to proclaim Your transforming love to a lost nation.Help us to remember the joy we experienced when we first came to know Christ. Strengthen and move us to share the news of your love and grace. Holy Spirit, accomplish Your good work in and through us today, both at home and to the ends of the earth. We permit You to have Your will and way in our lives. We are forever in Your debt and it is our joy to share our gifts, talents, and time with you today! The word states, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12 We must give an account to God for our own beliefs that we believe in how we are to live, and in the light of that, we want to be sure that our living for Christ does not cause a brother or sister to stumble.Think about how others see the Christ in you? What would Jesus say??

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