Sharing the Message with the Next Generation

Now also when I am old and grayheaded O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, 
Your power to everyone who is to come. 
Psalm 71:18 NKJV

Our opinions about old age change when we begin experiencing the aches and pains that usually come along with the passing of years. Our previous criticisms of mannerisms or styles of older folks, begin to sound hollow now that we are one of them! We value our friends and family more and begin to treat them with care. God has taught us to have a tender touch with others now our hands are bruised by difficulties and worn out from serving. In today’s verse, the man who once slew Goliath, is no longer praying for victory in battle. Now, he asks to share with his children, grandchildren and neighbors, his relationship with God. The crown on his head, now sits on gray hair and the power he wields comes from faith. David prays to have the strength to share the wonderful message of how great God is and God answered it in the Twenty-third Psalm. Many assume that David wrote this Psalm as a teen-ager, but scholars tell us that he actually wrote it at the end of his life. In six short verses David teaches us that the Lord is our Shepherd, He leads us on His path and stays by our side through dark valleys. Then, when we are surrounded by enemies, God prepares a feast for us and invites us to His home forever. Now that’s a message I am so glad David shared! If we know Jesus, He also has a message for us to give. We only need to ask Him how.

Footprints of Mercy and Grace

Are goodness and mercy the things that I seek
From Jesus my Shepherd today?
His emerald- green pastures and quiet pure streams
That encourage and guide in His way

And when I look back at the trail of the past
And those who are following me
Will they discover a Christ who is kind
And whose gentleness sets others free?

Or in my hurry while running so fast
Have I trampled hearts in my race?
Oh, that I would walk so that others could see
His footsteps of mercy and grace!

His goodness and mercy shall follow me
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever
Psalm 23:6 KJV

Footprints of Mercy and Grace by Peter Caligiuri
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Show Me Your Ways – In Verse

Show me Your ways
When I can’t find their trace
Teach me Your paths
By little steps of grace
And with Your truth
Light corners in my heart
Teach me the faith to bravely make a start
To follow You - the God who cared to save
My soul while I was waiting
Outside the empty grave

Show Me Your Ways by Peter Caligiuri
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Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. 
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: 
For thou art the God of my salvation; 
On thee do I wait all the day. 
Psalm 25:4-5 KJV