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 previous has been the best shock of my life,” says Billy Graham, known by means of many as God’s Ambassador. “I may have by no means guessed what God had in shop for me, and that i understand 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 decades of lifestyles, getting old in age is common, 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 energy yet still standing powerful in his dedication to completing existence well.

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

―BILLY GRAHAM

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My face is drooping! ” Her cherished husband acknowledged, “Dear, the main reasonably cheap and lasting face-lift is simply to grin; it attracts your beneficial properties upward, and that pulls humans to you. ” good, now not all aged humans can climb in the back of the wheel of a dream automobile or get face-lifts, yet we do have the alternative to be content material with the place we're in lifestyles. in spite of everything, the choice isn't to be the following in any respect. will we say with the apostle Paul, “I have discovered in no matter what kingdom i'm, to be content material” (Philippians 4:11 NKJV)?

For I provide you with strong doctrine” (Proverbs 4:1–2 NKJV). With cautious directions Paul additionally recommended his religious son to suggest his elders within the religion, to snatch carry of scriptural doctrines and train them to the old and young. here's a very good photo of God’s fact impacting one iteration to a different. The elderly can examine from the younger too. this can be God’s knowledge; this is often His grasp plan. To all who learn this ebook, my prayer is that you're going to experience God encouraging you to affect these round you, despite age.

Inside of days after a child is born, the adored whimper to new mom and dad turns into the nagging whine. A toddler’s first steps, as soon as applauded for purchasing to the place they need to move, are quickly scolded after they result in somewhere hazardous. King Solomon in his knowledge anticipated this speedy dissatisfaction with the newest and maximum while he wrote, the attention isn't happy with seeing, Nor the ear jam-packed with listening to. . . . there's not anything new lower than the sunlight. Is there something of which it can be acknowledged, “See, this is often new”?

Later it happened to me that if we had visible one another each few months rather than just once in twenty-five years, we’d not likely have spotted any alterations. generally growing older is a longer, slow technique; we don’t visit mattress younger one evening and all of sudden get up previous the next day to come. simply as lifestyles is a trip of many steps, so is that half we typically name the golden years. And but if we are living lengthy sufficient, previous age necessarily will overtake us. We would possibly not prefer to admit this; we can even deny it and commit our energies to holding previous age at bay.

5 years later, it was once taller than the stunted plum tree and fit. The Christian lifestyles should still seem like the lifestyles cycle of that maple sapling. After our roots of religion are planted within the fertile flooring of fact, we must always develop powerful as we comprehend God’s notice, hold close to the Holy Spirit, seek advice from God day-by-day in prayer, and fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. As we drink from the springs of lifestyles, our roots will develop deeper after we are serving Christ. merely with a deep root method do we suffer the storms of lifestyles and get ready the subsequent generations to stick to in our footsteps.

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