Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well

By Billy Graham

But i don't account my lifetime of any worth nor as beneficial to myself, if only i could end my path and the ministry that I got from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

―Acts 20:24 (ESV)

Growing outdated has been the best shock of my life,” says Billy Graham, known via many as God’s Ambassador. “I could have by no means guessed what God had in shop for me, and that i comprehend that as i'm nearing domestic, he'll not forsake me the final mile of the way.”

In Nearing Home this guy of faith―now in his nineties―explores the challenges of getting older whereas gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invitations us to trip with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the desire of being reunited along with his spouse, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted a long time of lifestyles, growing older in age is typical, yet growing old with grace is a choice,” says the writer. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds at the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Join Billy Graham as he stocks the demanding situations of fading power yet still standing powerful in his dedication to completing lifestyles well.

“Explore with me not just the realities of life as we get older but additionally the hope and achievement or even pleasure which can be ours when we discover ways to examine those years from God’s standpoint and discover His energy to maintain us each day.”

―BILLY GRAHAM

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In fact that we achieve new stories till we die. i will be able to guarantee you that my spouse, Ruth, skilled many stuff in her final days on the earth. She skilled God’s peace that He promised. there's universal reviews shared by means of those that become old, yet each person has distinctive conditions. a few are widowed; others have disinterested childrens. a few take care of an invalid wife; a few get older jointly. an individual stated, “If I’d recognized i used to be going to dwell this lengthy, I’d have taken greater care of myself! ” in regards to the merely factor that involves us with no attempt is previous age. yet outdated age doesn't exempt us from enjoyable our reasons in existence. The psalmist advised the Lord for blessing on a so much noble job whilst he requested, whilst i'm previous and grayheaded, O God, don't forsake me, until eventually I claim Your power to this new release. (Psalm 71:18 NKJV) we discover a number of examples all through Scripture, from the patriarchs and prophets of the previous testomony to the apostles and fans of Christ within the New testomony, of guys and girls who made a profound impression on generations that undefined. And at the present time, their phrases survive. within the day that Israel was once experiencing financial disaster, the prophet Joel declared, listen this, you elders, and provides ear . . . Has something like this occurred on your days, or perhaps within the days of your fathers? inform your kids approximately it, allow your kids inform their little ones, And their youngsters one other new release. (Joel 1:2–3 NKJV) The prophet is reminding the skilled, older new release to keep in mind occasions previous once they had passed through comparable calamities and the way, once they became again to God, He faithfully restored them. this present day as we witness a threatened economic system taking its toll on our nationwide way of life, how frequently do the aged assemble the younger to educate them what they realized in the course of related occasions? a few say, “There’s a major hole among our new release and the following. the more youthful think our difficulties have handed us through; that we have got not anything extra to supply. ” we can't make others heed what we are saying, yet we will be able to and will communicate out for the reality and pray that the Lord will open ears, minds, and hearts to what knowledge has to claim. The Bible publicizes, take into accout the times of outdated, think about the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he'll convey you; Your elders, and they're going to let you know. (Deuteronomy 32:7 NKJV) Scripture says that the guy who unearths knowledge is excited, and “length of days is in her correct hand” (Proverbs 3:13, sixteen NKJV). this isn't to assert that the older new release has all of the answers—we don't. Our accountability as believers in Christ is to proclaim the knowledge of His observe. God has taught each new release, via blight or blessing, to seem to Him because the resource of all issues. the best treatment to any problem, together with the new release hole, comes from the observe of God simply because whilst the notice of God is proclaimed, God Himself blesses it. The Bible instructs the younger to honor the presence of an outdated guy and to revere God (Leviticus 19:32), yet do the aged exhibit such reverence earlier than the Lord?

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